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Second of three suspects arrested in connection to Biloxi drive-by shooting

Biloxi Police Officers have made a second arrest in connection to a September drive-by shooting. Aseant Taylor, 20, and Durente Yarbor, 18, both of Gulfport, are being held in Harrison County jail, while a third suspect, 19-year-old Javaris Ramsey of Gulfport, remains active.
Biloxi Police Officers have made a second arrest in connection to a September drive-by shooting. Aseant Taylor, 20, and Durente Yarbor, 18, both of Gulfport, are being held in Harrison County jail, while a third suspect, 19-year-old Javaris Ramsey of Gulfport, remains active. Sun Herald file

Biloxi police have made a second arrest in connection to a September drive-by shooting.

According to a press release from the Biloxi Police Department, 20-year-old Aseant Taylor of Gulfport was arrested Thursday evening on a warrant for drive-by shooting. The warrant and arrest stem from an investigation that began on Sept. 17, 2017. Around 6:32 p.m. that day, witnesses called 911 to report a drive-by shooting that had just occurred in the 200 block of Rodenberg Avenue, police said. A residence in the area was struck by some projectiles, but no one was injured.

Witnesses at the scene identified at least three known suspects involved in the incident, including18-year-old Durente Yarbor of Gulfport. Yarbor was arrested on a warrant for drive-by shooting on Sept. 29, 2017, regarding the same incident, police said.

Taylor and Yarbor were both transported to the Harrison County jail and held in lieu of $300,000 bonds set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.

The third suspect, 19-year-old Javaris Ramsey of Gulfport, still has an active warrant and is currently being sought by the Biloxi Police Department and the U.S. Marshall’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Anyone who has information regardingn this incident, the whereabout of Javaris Ramsey, or any other incident should contact the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Divisionn at 228-435-6112, the Biloxi Criminal Inntelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 or online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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