JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson.
Katelyn Beard, 17, was taken from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson between 6am and 7am Sunday morning. She's described as a white female with long brown hair, brown eyes, 5'4" tall, and weighing 140 pounds.
Police said Beard is seriously injured and is in need of medical attention.
She was last seen with Dewayne Thompson, 19, who is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes, 5'9" tall and weighing 135 pounds.
Jackson Police believe Thompson shot Beard, fled the scene and has Beard with him. Evidence inside the home led them to that conclusion.
They were last seen traveling in a gray or silver 2009 Nissan Altima with Greene County license plate GRF 293. They were traveling east on Lynda Street in Jackson.
Thompson is wanted for the charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft. Authorities said Thompson should be considered armed and dangerous.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Katelyn Beard, Dewayne Thompson or the vehicle call the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 1-855-642-5378.