Gulfport shooting may be tied to earlier crime
Police have issued a warrant for a suspect in a shooting on 26th Street on Monday afternoon.
Gulfport Police have obtained a warrant for Marvin Ray McMillian, 41, charging him with aggravated assault. He is still at large.
According to a report posted on the department’s Twitter account, the victim, a 41-year-old male, suffered a non life-threatening wound when he was shot outside of a residence on the 500 block of the street about 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The victim and suspect were known to each other and are involved in an ongoing dispute, police said in the press release.
The residence where the shooting occurred has “no trespassing” signs posted on the fence that surrounds the house.
The victim was taken a local hospital by ambulance.
James Hutchins, 77, a neighbor who lives next door, said he heard the gunshot. “There was only one,” he said.
Hutchins said he could hear the gunshot victim yelling for help afterward.
“I’ve been here 56 years and this is the first time there’s been anything like that,” Hutchins said.
Neighbors said the victim was being kicked by more than one person and he could be heard pleading with them to stop before the gunshot sounded.
A woman who came out of the home where the shooting occurred described herself as a friend of the family.
She said her boyfriend had been kidnapped at gunpoint by the person who allegedly shot the victim. Before reporters on scene could ask any other information, including her name, police asked her to go back inside, saying they wanted to talk to her.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at 1-877-787-5898.