Suspect charged in deputy-involved shooting in DeSoto County

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Authorities have identified the suspect allegedly involved in a shooting over the weekend with a DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputy as Blaine Samudio.

Samudio was charged with felony aggravated assault on an officer and was booked into the DeSoto County Jail on Wednesday, according to jail records. He is being held on $100,000 bond

The shooting Saturday night in the parking lot of the O’Reilly’s off Goodman Road in Horn Lake left Samudio with injuries. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Desoto County Jail.

The shooting is still under investigation, but authorities told WREG the deputy was on routine patrol in the area when he received a report about stolen property and approached Samudio.

According to court documents, the deputy asked Samudio to get out of his Infiniti, but Samudio refused to comply and allegedly put his car in reverse and tried to run over the deputy.

Assistant District Attorney Luke Williamson said the deputy discharged his firearm.

“The suspect was injured and was taken to the hospital, self-transported,” Williamson said.

Authorities say Samudio actually drove away from the scene and was taken to the hospital by an acquiantance, escaping for a brief period of time before he was later arrested.

WREG went to an address listed for Samudio in Horn Lake, but no one answered the door.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

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