Harrison County Deputy shot (he's OK) - suspect on the run... | MassCops

Harrison County Deputy shot (he's OK) - suspect on the run...

Discussion in 'National' started by USM C-2, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    Harrison Co. deputy released from hospital; suspect on the run

    HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

    A Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy was shot one time in the chest on East Jordan Rd. on Friday morning. Chief Deputy Ron Pullen said the deputy has been released from the hospital.

    Authorities are still searching for the suspect, described as a middle aged white man with grey hair driving an older model white pickup truck, possibly a Ford F150, with copper wire in the bed.

    Sheriff Troy Peterson said the suspect is around 6-0 or 6-3 and weighs between 260 to 280 pounds. He has a dark mustache and was wearing dark blue jeans and grey garden gloves, Peterson said. Officials believe the suspect could still be armed.

    The deputy was airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, AL after the shooting. Peterson the deputy's protective vest stopped the bullet.

    "The vest saved his life," Peterson said."


    I drive near there a few times a month - quiet, wooded and grassy area, near a branch of William Carey University and a community college nursing building... some developments, but mostly just a lot of woods and fields.

    Looks and feels like an ambush situation... fortunately he was aware enough to not get caught behind the wheel. More info as I get it.
     

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