Man charged in connection shooting involving DeSoto County deputy

Man charged in connection shooting involving DeSoto County deputy
Blaine Samudio, 34, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. (Source: DeSoto County Jail)

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - A man is now charged in connection to a shooting over the weekend involving a DeSoto County deputy.

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy was responding to a report of stolen property Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts and a confrontation ensued.

District Attorney Luke Williamson said the suspect resisted arrest and the deputy discharged his gun.

MBI investigating a shooting involving a DeSoto County deputy

Blaine Samudio, 34, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Samudio was injured in the shooting but recovering.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

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