A woman with a documented history of domestic violence arrests and calls is accused of shooting her former boyfriend multiple times, resulting in his death on the street in front of her home, officials said.
Jeremy Ryan Nilges, 28, of Gulfport, is the man who was shot to death Thursday morning in the Woolmarket community, Harrison County Chief Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said. His remains will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy Friday, Switzer said.
Police arrested Angeline Olivia Brossett, 23, of Parker’s Creek Road, after the victim was found lying in the middle of the street, Biloxi Police Lt. Christopher De Back said. The short road, sparsely occupied by mostly commercial businesses, is just north of Interstate 10 and just east Mississippi 67.
Investigators believe Brossett shot him with a firearm reported stolen in Biloxi on Feb. 11, De Back said. Police said they recovered the weapon from the scene.
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The couple had been in a relationship and had a domestic history, De Back said.
Police arrested Brossett on charges on manslaughter and possession of a stolen firearm. She was booked at the Harrison County jail. Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong set her bonds at a total of $110,000.
D’Iberville police had arrested Brossett twice on domestic violence charges over an eight-month period a few years ago. Police arrested her on a misdemeanor charge June 20, 2013, and on Oct. 12, 2012, the Harrison County jail docket shows.
Biloxi police were called to Parker’s Creek about 8:05 a.m. Thursday on a report of shots fired. Officers found Nilges in the middle of the road, De Back said. The home is near Dunaway Glass.
Police at first were unsure if Nilges was living with Brossett.
“He came over to her home and they got in a discussion. I can’t say it was an argument,” De Back said. “During the discussion, shots were fired at the victim.”
“We’re trying to figure out further details as to why it happened, what exactly happened.”
Crime-scene technicians and investigators remained at the scene for several hours, walking around in temperatures near 90 degrees as they gathered evidence and tried to answer questions. One was searching the wood line nearly three hours later.
Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or its Criminal Investigations Division at 228-435-6112. Or call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.