Man being served lunacy affidavit killed by Hinds deputy

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Hinds County deputy shot and killed a man when he allegedly charged officers with a knife as they attempted to serve him with a lunacy affidavit.

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Capt. Steve Pickett said the shooting occurred Monday after two deputies arrived at a home to serve the papers to K.C. Battle.

Family members told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper that Battle, who they say was in his late 60s, was mentally unstable and was to be committed to a mental hospital.

The family members also said they pleaded with the deputies not to shoot Battle.