GULFPORT -- The Gulfport Police Department will host a blood drive Monday to benefit a law enforcement officer critically wounded in a shooting during a drug roundup in New Orleans.
The drive benefits Steve Arnold, a Jefferson Parish deputy assigned to a DEA Drug Task Force in New Orleans. He was part of a team serving a search warrant at a home Tuesday when shots were fired and Arnold was struck five times. The person named in the warrant now faces an attempted murder charge.
The blood drive will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DEA Special Agent Keith Brown of the New Orleans field office has said the drug roundup targeted drug-related violence in eastern New Orleans.
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DEA's Gulfport office is urging all to support the blood drive.
Registration will be in the lobby of the police department at 2220 15th Street.