John Bott Killed by DeSoto County Sheriff's Office

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Around 10 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse in Southaven, John Bott reportedly fired shots in the parking lot. He then went across the street to Fazoli's before heading to Applebee's in Olive Branch, again firing his gun in the parking lot. Deputies stopped him around 11 p.m. on U.S. 78, and shots were exchanged, and Bott was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: John Bott

Agency Responsible: DeSoto County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 76

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: December 29, 2019

County: DeSoto

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: undetermined

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5310

Geography: Rural

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