MBI issues alert for armed and dangerous suspect who shot and killed police officer

The MBI has issued a BLUE alert for a suspect who shot and killed a Mississippi police officer Friday.

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.

From MBI:

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

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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