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Police Say They’ve Captured Killer Wanted For Murdering Deputy On Friday

Simpson County, MS – Authorities have announced that the suspect wanted for murdering a Simpson County sheriff’s deputy Friday has been captured.

Joaquin Stevens Blackwell, 22, was captured at around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to WLBT.

Blackwell was seen being placed into a patrol car and did not appear to be injured, according to WLBT.

Blackwell was wanted for murdering 77-year-old Simpson County Sheriff’s Deputy James Blair on Friday, according to WAPT.

Deputy Blair was escorting Blackwell out of Region 8 Medical Center after a mental health evaluation when Blackwell fatally shot Deputy Blair and then fled on foot.

A Blue Alert was issued for Blackwell, who eluded authorities for a day before his capture.

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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