Crime

After high-speed chase, Biloxi police arrest armed man without firing shot

A man who ran from police — first in a high-speed car chase then on foot — pointed a gun at officers, but they were able to arrest him with no shots fired, Biloxi police say.

It started about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday when a Biloxi K-9 officer tried to stop a vehicle for careless driving on Interstate 10 eastbound near the 45-mile marker, said Investigator Nick Sonnier in a press release.

The vehicle did not pull over but exited south onto D’Iberville Boulevard, then headed west on Popp’s Ferry Road, he said. Officers said the driver ran red lights and narrowly missed hitting other vehicles.

A passenger got out of the vehicle near Popp’s Ferry and Nance Drive, and D’Iberville police arrested him. He was identified as 26-year-old Leo Raken-Turent Magee of Gulfport.

However, Sonnier said, the vehicle continued west on Popp’s Ferry until the driver stopped near the Head Start Center, got out and ran.

Police said he was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the pursuing officer, but a K-9 already had been deployed and was able to catch the man before he could fire the gun.

Biloxi police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes said the police dog grabbed the man in his teeth.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Shadryck Lashaw Brown of Arizona.

Both he and Magee were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Brown was arrested on charges of felony eluding, felony simple assault on a police officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. He had an felony warrant from another state, but that agency did not choose to pursue prosecution on that warrant.

Magee was not arrested in connection with the car chase, but he had a felony warrant from each of four agencies: the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Both were taken to the Harrison County jail. Brown is held on a $225,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.

Staff writer Anita Lee contributed to this report.

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