WANTED: Picayune Police, PRC deputies spend hours searching for assault suspect

Picayune Police are searching for Christian Zelaya. He's accused of shooting someone multiple times Saturday night at Sun Roamers RV Resort on MS Pines Blvd.
Published: Aug. 27, 2023 at 1:50 PM CDT
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PICAYUNE, Miss. (WLOX) - Law enforcement officers are searching for a man they say shot someone multiple times Saturday night at a Picayune RV park.

It happened just before 10 p.m. at Sun Roamers RV Resort on MS Pines Blvd. The victim is in stable condition but was seriously injured.

The suspect, Christian Zelaya, was initially thought to still be in the area. So Picayune Police officers and Pearl River County Sheriff’s deputies all spread out to bring him in.

They even got air support from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

The search went on for several hours, but officers weren’t able to find Zelaya, and it’s believed he left the area.

If you’ve seen Christian Zelaya or have any information that could help investigators, call Picayune Police Dispatch at 601-749-5482, the Picayune Police Tip Line at 601-916-9411 or MS Coast Crimestoppers at 877-787-5898.

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