He said deputies shoved a gun in his mouth. Two of the men allege that Rankin County sheriff’s deputies shoved guns into their mouths during separate encounters. Jenkins said six white deputies burst into a home where he was visiting a friend, and one put a gun in his mouth and fired. Jenkins and Parker say the raid came to a head when the deputy shot Jenkins through the mouth. The sheriff’s department refused repeated interview requests and denied access to any of the deputies who were involved in the violent confrontations.