Harrison County deputy shot, suspect still on the loose
The search is still on for a man wanted for shooting a Harrison County deputy near Highway 605 this afternoon.
A Harrison County deputy was sitting inside of his patrol car near Highway 605 and Jordan Road when a man pulled up and eventually shot him in the chest.
He was airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama for medical treatment, but has since been released from the hospital. He was wearing his bulletproof vest and is only suffering bruising on his upper right chest.
The suspect is still at large and is described as a white male in his 40s with gray hair. Officials says he is a little over six feet tall, weighing between 250-300 pounds. His vehicle is described as a 90s model box like white Ford F-150 truck with copper wiring in the back.
The motive for this shooting is still unclear. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said, “It’s common for rural county officers to park anywhere and do paperwork in the shade or find somewhere to go and that’s what he was doing and the suspect pulled up in front of him. At that point in time, everything gets kind of cloudy that we don’t really know what happened. We know there was an altercation. We know that shots were fired. We know the officer was hit, but other than that we really don’t know the circumstances.”
It is unclear which direction the suspect was headed, but law enforcement believe that he may still be armed and dangerous. Since the incident, they have been pulling over any white truck they see that fits the description.
Anyone that has any information is urged to contact the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office or the Biloxi Police Department.