Deputy James Blair Death | Obituary – An escaped inmate shot and killed Simpson County (MS) Deputy James Blair on Friday, June 13, 2020.
The shooters intention has not been known. Authorities are after the man who shot and killed Blair at a mental health center in Mendenhall.
The person of interest is identified as Joaquin Stevens Blackwell, of Magee. Authorities are asking for anyone with information about Magee to call the sherif’s office, 911 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.