WOODVILLE, Miss. (BRPROUD) — A search is underway for a 25-year-old man who is wanted for a murder at a Mississippi apartment complex on May 5.
Woodville Police Department (WPD) responded to a call this week from a woman alleging that Jaccory Carr was attempting to break into her residence. The woman said that Carr asked her to help hide him from law enforcement and she refused. Carr then started shooting inside of her home, striking her in her right hip.
According to WPD Chief Lemuel Rutledge, dispatch heard several gunshots over the phone. When officials arrived at the residence, they found over 15 shell casings outside the residence.
The victim was flown to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge and was later released. Police confirmed that a one-year-old was inside of the home at the time of the shooting and was not injured.
Police said during the search for Carr, officers went to a residence where Carr frequently visits and surrounded the house with police cars. Carr allegedly escaped the residence from the backdoor with an assault rifle. Carr began shooting at authorities and struck WPD Chief Rutledge on his side, according to police.
Police said Carr was last seen wearing dark-colored sweatpants and a white muscle shirt. Authorities said he is armed with two handguns and one assault rifle.
Carr is wanted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and two counts of aggravated assault.
“He is desperate, he is armed and dangerous,” said Chief Rutledge.
Officials urge residents to not interact with Carr.