A home invasion during a Super Bowl party led to a homicide and the shooting of two other people during an armed robbery, police said.
A 50-year-old man was shot and killed before callers told police of an armed robbery on Bellview Street about 11:44 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Police Chief Brandon Ashley said.
The name of the man who died has not been released.
At least five or six armed males went into a home in the 3500 block and began robbing people at the party, Ashley said.
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The neighborhood is across the street from Moss Point High School and the Moss Point School District office.
Police found the dead man inside the home, Ashley said, and officers questioned those who were there.
“They’re not cooperating at this time,” Ashley said.
Police believe some of them know the suspects, he said.
The others who were wounded were taken to Singing River Hospital. One was treated and released, Ashley said. The other underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition, he said.
Anyone with information on the home invasion is asked to call Det. Kimberlee Snowden or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711.
The homicide is the city’s second since Jan. 12, a little more than three weeks ago.
That shooting also occurred in a neighborhood near a school. Ronald Broadnax Jr., 43, was shot to death off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Kreole Elementary School.
In a shooting with injuries on Jan. 3, three to four males fired shots at former Moss Point High football standout Meco Brown. Police say Brown was standing in his driveway when he was wounded.
“There have been far too many victims of gun violence in Moss Point in the last few weeks,” said District Attorney Tony Lawrence. “I am shocked, disturbed and deeply concerned about the events that occurred just last night in the city. People have a right to feel safe in their homes. I want the public to know that there are a lot of law enforcement agencies working together to investigate this case. Those who committed this senseless and violent act will answer in a court of law.”