Search underway for man after he shoots police officer, he is considered armed and dangerous

A man is on the run after he shot a police officer on Friday according to officials in Simpson county.

Joaquin Stevens Blackwell is on the loose and considered armed and dangerous after he shot the deputy after escaping from a mental health center in Mendenhall.

Authorities say they consider him armed and dangerous at this time.

According to the Simpson County Sheriff’s office the deputy that was shot is in serious condition.

MBI ussed a Blue Alert:

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a BLUE ALERT to alert the public that an armed and dangerous suspect is believed to be in the Mississippi Highway 149 D Lo area in Simpson County, Mississippi. Joaquin Steven Blackwell is described as a black male, 22 years old, five feet eight inches tall weighing 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Joaquin Steven Blackwell was last seen wearing no shirt and white boxer shorts only. Suspect was last seen on foot and is wanted in connection to an officer involved shooting in Simpson County. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Joaquin Steven Blackwell contact the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 855-642-5378

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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