November 23, 2022

UPDATE: Arrest made after Jones County deputy wounded in shooting

Therese Apel

Jones County

JCSD Press Release UPDATE – 8:03pm

The suspect in the shooting of a Jones County Sheriff’s Department has been captured at the residence on Riley Johnson Road and is being transported to SCRMC by EMSERV for treatment of one or more gunshot wounds. No other law enforcement personnel or emergency services personnel have been reported injured other than the original deputy who was shot.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is on scene and in charge of the investigation. More information to follow when it is available.

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Press release from the Jones County sheriffs office:

Blue Alert – Officer Down

A Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been shot and wounded at a incident scene on Riley Johnson Road in the Johnson Community this evening.

This is an active scene and the suspected shooter may still be in the residence. The deputy has been successfully rescued and transported by EMSERV to SCRMC for treatment. He is currently awake, alert, and oriented.

Sheriff Joe Berlin, JCSD deputies, and multiple additional law enforcement agencies are on scene along with EMSERV and Fire-Rescue units. Residents are advised to avoid the area.

Additional information forthcoming as soon as possible.

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