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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - An armed man who was shot by an Olive Branch detective earlier this week has been identified by police as 42-year-old Donald R. Parker.

Parker is recovering at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis from the shooting.

Police say the shooting occurred about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, but stemmed from an earlier incident involving the suspect at a nearby home.

Police said that at about 1:30 p.m., the suspect later identified as Parker allegedly forced his way into a home and assaulted a man inside.

Detectives responding to the incident ordered the suspect to put down a gun, but he drew the weapon and was shot.

It was unclear whether Parker has an attorney.

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