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Forrest County deputies respond to car accident; find driver shot

Darryl Thompson Jr.; wanted in connection with an aggravated assault in Rawls Springs Darryl Thompson Jr.; wanted in connection with an aggravated assault in Rawls Springs
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Forrest County deputies responding to an accident call Monday night discovered the driver of the wrecked car had actually been shot.

Deputies are now looking for Darryl Thompson Jr., 21, as the suspected shooter. The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, is listed in critical condition at a Hattiesburg hospital. 

Authorities say his female passenger fled the car for safety. The vehicle crashed into a bridge in the Rawls Springs area around 11 p.m. 

Thompson is being sought on aggravated assault charges and authorities say he may be driving a 1997 green Mercury Marquis. 

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Darryl Thompson Jr., contact the sheriff's office at 601-544-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.  

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