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Police identify man shot to death in Moss Point

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A 43-year-old man has been identified as the victim of a homicide from an early-morning shooting in the 4000 block of Gautier Street.

Ronald Broadnax Jr., 43, died after the shooting, which was reported about 12:33 a.m. Friday, Police Chief Calvin Hutchins said.

The neighborhood is off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Kreole Elementary School.

A male who was there when police arrived was taken into custody on unrelated charges, Hutchins said. He has not been charged in connection with the shooting.

The shooting was an isolated incident, Hutchins said.

The shooting is still under investigation as a homicide.

Broadnax’ remains were taken to the Mississippi Forensics Laboratory near Jackson for an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. Or give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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