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Update: Man arrested on first-degree murder charge in Gulfport shooting

Marcus Hosey is led into custody by Gulport police Thursday morning.
Marcus Hosey is led into custody by Gulport police Thursday morning. Courtesy

A man named a person of interest after a fatal shooting early Thursday on O’Neal Road has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen said Marcus Reginald “Reggie” Hosey, 44, was taken into custody Thursday after a fatal shooting was reported in the parking lot of O’Neal Road Apartments.

Hosey is accused in the killing of 34-year-old Arthur Etheridge of Gulfport.

Hosey was not armed when police found him in the 500 block of Pass Road, Bromen said.

Bromen said officers responded to a call at 12:49 a.m. on a report of shots fired at 14200 O’Neal Road.

A person was taken from the apartment complex in a private vehicle to Garden Park Medical Center. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Etheridge was pronounced dead at the hospital from a gunshot wound.

Bromen said neither man lived at the apartment complex.

“Why they were in the parking lot is still under investigation,” Bromen said.

Hosey has been arrested on several misdemeanor violations, the latest being in 2014 for disturbing the peace.

Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set a $1 million bond for Hosey.

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