Crime

Coroner identifies homeless man stabbed to death in Biloxi

Police say one man was stabbed in an area of Pass Road near the West Biloxi Library on August 24, 2017.
Police say one man was stabbed in an area of Pass Road near the West Biloxi Library on August 24, 2017. ycruz@sunherald.com

The Harrison County coroner identified a man who died Thursday after he was stabbed near a bus stop in Biloxi.

Jared Douglas, 24, died from a stab wound at Merit Health in Biloxi, Coroner Gary Hargrove said on Friday.

Douglas, who is homeless, got into an argument with Christopher Byas in the 2000 block of Pass Road. When the argument got physical, Biloxi Police Lt. Chris De Back said Byas stabbed Douglas multiple times.

Byas, 41, is also homeless.

Hargrove said Douglas is from Kosciusko, Mississippi, but has been in Biloxi for some time.

The stabbing occurred on Pass Road across the street from the Coast Transit Authority bus stop, which is in front of the Neighborhood Walmart by Tara Lane. The men were near the library and Blair Mobile Home Park.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

Sun Herald social media editor Justin Mitchell contributed to this report.

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