Suspect sought in shooting of federal agent

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Jackson man accused of shooting a federal agent.  

The suspect is identified as 38-year-old Demario Lamar Cotton and the FBI said he’s a known member of the Gangster Disciples street gang.  

Officials said Cotton is accused of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer during a traffic stop in Jackson on June 26. 

On June 27, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi, after Cotton was charged with assaulting an FBI Special Agent.

Cotton was pulled over by Jackson police being assisted by federal agents. When he got out of his car, Cotton started firing and struck one of the agents. The officer is expected to survive.  

Cotton is described as a black male, six-foot-two and weighs about 250 pounds.

He has several tattoos on his left arm, along with the word “THUG” on his right hand and the word “LIFE” on his left hand.

Cotton is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or at

Demario Cotton wanted poster

Bob Bakken

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