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Man sought in North Gulfport shooting extradited from Alabama

Alfred Brent Williams Jr.
Alfred Brent Williams Jr.

A man sought in a shooting in North Gulfport has a $250,000 bond, but he isn’t eligible to post bail because of a previous bond, records show.

Alfred Brent Williams Jr., 25, was out of jail on a felony drug charge March 30, when Gulfport police say he shot a man at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Indiana Avenue. Police said they later learned Williams fled the state.

Patrol officers had responded to the area of the shooting at 12:36 a.m. March 30, Gulfport Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said. The wounded man was taken to a hospital and was released a few days later.

Williams and the wounded man were “acquainted, at best,” Bromen said.

Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner signed an arrest warrant for Williams on April 12 on a charge of aggravated assault and set bond.

Williams turned up in Lee County, Alabama, Aug. 11, Bromen said, and was extradited to Gulfport on Wednesday. Williams is from Alabama, he said.

Police gave no motive for the shooting.

Williams is being held at the Harrison County jail.

A judge has revoked Williams’ bond on a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Biloxi police arrested him on that charge Jan. 19, the jail docket shows. That’s why he can’t bail out on the assault charge.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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