Crime

Coroner identifies man killed in Gulfport home invasion

A 30-year-old Gulfport man was shot to death at his residence during a home invasion, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said.

Hargrove identified the victim of Tuesday night’s shooting as John Earl Kennedy III, who died of a gunshot wound to his chest.

Gulfport police are investigating the shooting in the 13000 block of Artes Street at about 8:55 p.m. Artes is off Three Rivers Road in Gulfport’s Orange Grove area. Artes is just north of Prudie Circle.

In a video statement, Deputy Police Chief Chris Loposser said police responded to a home invasion complaint and found one person was dead and had multiple gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made, but police say the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-878-787-5898.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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