WATCH: Escaped Mississippi Inmate Accused of Killing Sheriff’s Deputy During Transportation is Captured

Steven Joaquin Blackwell, 22, is wanted for the fatally shooting a Simpson County Deputy.
Hinds County Sheriff’s Office

The man accused of shooting and killing a deputy sheriff in Mississippi allegedly while in custody for another crime was captured after a day on the run.

Steven Joaquin Blackwell, 22, was taken back into custody Saturday at about 2 p.m., according to Jackson ABC affiliate WAPT.

On Friday afternoon, police in Simpson County were called for a report of a police-involved shooting near a Region 8 mental health facility.

When officers arrived, they said they found Simpson County Deputy Sheriff James Blair had been shot. Blair was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Blair, 77, had been transporting Blackwell, who was in custody for a “chancery court writ,” police said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Christina Carrega