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A Mississippi judge was found dead in her home in an apparent homicide. Longtime justice court judge Sheila Osgood was found deceased on the floor of her home in Moss Point, Miss. on Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to the home to conduct a "welfare check" at the 3600 block of Davis Street, OANN reported. They knocked and attempted to make contact with anyone inside the residence but there was no response.

An hour later, officers responded to a second call to investigate a domestic disturbance at the residence. Upon arriving, officers heard gunshots and requested additional backup, according to a press release.

Police encountered a man in the front yard armed with a handgun. The man, who was later identified as a family member, complied with orders to drop the weapon.

An officer then entered the residence and found 65-year-old Osgood deceased on the floor.

While police were securing the home, Osgood's 45-year-old son, Gregory Jackson, approached and charged at the police with a knife. When Jackson refused orders to drop the knife, officers were forced to discharge their weapons, killing him.

The family member who fired the first gunshots was not arrested.

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