KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Officials are searching for a Wyandotte County suspect who was mistakenly released from the Platte County jail.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office said Jaeveon Mitchell-Locke was inadvertently released from the jail on Thursday evening.

He is wanted in a shooting that injured three KCK police officers earlier this month during an undercover fentanyl deal.

A spokesperson for the Platte County Sheriff’s Office said they don’t know how or why he was released at this point, but it’s something officials are investigating. They do not think criminal activity was involved.

Law enforcement and US Marshals are now searching for Mitchell-Locke.

KCK Police Chief Karl Oakman released a statement Friday, saying Mitchell-Locke should be considered armed and dangerous.

“His release was unfortunate, but we are working with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals to locate and take Jaeveon Mitchell-Locke into custody. He is a dangerous individual who needs to be taken off the streets. If anyone encounters him they should assume that he is armed and dangerous and immediately call 911,” the chief said.

Kansas City, Kansas, police officers arrested Mitchell-Locke and two other suspects two weeks ago after the shooting near North 18th Street and Wood Avenue.

At the time, KCK Police Chief Karl Oakman said the shooting happened as undercover narcotics and tactical officers followed up on an investigation into a fentanyl deal.

When officers attempted to arrest the people involved, Oakman said the shooting started. 

Mitchell-Locke, Cornell Lance Jones, Jr., and Samarion Ardel England are each charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and other related crimes.