According to the Daily Journal, Scott White, Ripley's police chief, was reportedly killed Sunday at West Ripley's Christ Church. White says a Tippah County police officer, Keith Bullock, and another church member were involved in the shooting.
Patrick Sanders, 57, of Dumas was declared dead on the scene.
Additional details about what happened were not immediately available.
White says the shooting took place shortly before 11:30 am Sunday.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.