Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said his office has identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a Gulfport police cruiser, but so far has been unable to contact the man’s family.
The incident on US 49 near Wal-Mart occurred on Jan. 19, 2017.
Hargrove said he still has a few leads to check out before his office would consider releasing the 54-year-old man’s identity to the public.
The coroner typically releases the identity of the deceased when a family member is notified.
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The Biloxi Police Department is handling the investigation into the accident.
When it’s complete, they’ll present their findings to the District Attorney’s Office, Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said.