GULFPORT -- A firefighter accused of shooting a guest in his home has been fired.
The Gulfport Fire Department had placed Scott Lebron Stuckey on suspended leave with pay after his Nov. 1 arrest. He is accused of shooting a house guest in a leg during an argument around the same time someone called Gulfport police to report a woman had been raped at his residence.
"We have concluded our administrative investigation into this matter and Mr. Stuckey is no longer employed by the Gulfport Fire Department," Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt said.
The chief said he could not comment on the termination because it's a personnel matter.
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The decision to fire Stuckey was reached Monday afternoon.
He faces a charge of aggravated assault.
Stuckey, 54, had worked for the fire department 21 years. He was an engineer and emergency medical technician.
The man he reportedly shot has been identified as a friend who had worked with the Gulfport Fire Department for two years about 20 years ago.
Police say the alleged rape was reported about 3:38 a.m. Before officers reached the house, someone called police to report a shooting.
It remains unclear if anyone has been arrested in the alleged rape.
"As far as I know, everything in the case will be presented to the grand jury for a review," police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.
Stuckey was released from the Harrison County jail on a $25,000 bond shortly after his arrest.
When defendants accused of a felony bail out of jail before a preliminary hearing, they are presumed to have waived the right to hear the alleged evidence. When that happens, the case is sent to a grand jury.