Crime

Suspect in Gulfport shooting dies in shootout with deputies

Ernie Lizana
Ernie Lizana

A man sought in the shooting of a woman has been killed in an exchange of gunfire, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Ernie Lizana was shot on 28th Street and 23rd Avenue after Harrison County sheriff’s investigators received information on his location, Peterson said.

Lizana was sought on an aggravated assault charge, accused of shooting a woman in the throat early Saturday on 33rd Avenue.

The woman’s condition was listed as serious.

SunHerald.com will update this report as details become available.

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