LA man shot victim 3 times, then led deputies on high-speed chase across Coast, sheriff says

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A Louisiana man was arrested Wednesday after a shooting that left one person hospitalized and a subsequent police chase that spanned two Coast counties, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Steven Mayfield, 39, faces charges of aggravated assault and felony evasion.

Harrison County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 8000 block of McDonald Road in Pass Christian after receiving a report of a shooting and found a male victim suffering from three gunshot wounds, Peterson said.

Witnesses at the scene provided a vehicle description, and deputies attempted to stop the car on Bells Ferry Road.

Mayfield, later identified as the driver and shooter, failed to stop and led deputies on a high speed chase on Interstate 10, crossing into Hancock County, Peterson said.

Deputies were able to stop the car on U.S. 90 near Lakeshore Road in Hancock County. Mayfield and two passengers were taken into custody.

The passengers were later released pending further investigation, Peterson said.

The shooting victim was taken by American Medical Response to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, where he is listed in stable condition.

Mayfield is held at the Harrison County jail on a $750,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner.

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