Crime

After Gulfport teen shot himself, his mom and brother have been arrested in another shooting

The mother of a 16-year-old fatally shot while making a video with friends is now accused of being involved in a shooting in an argument over her son’s death, police say.

Catrease Litcheia Hyde-Thompson has been arrested with her son and two young adults in connection with shots fired at four people Tuesday.

No one was injured in the shooting on Rich Avenue near 16th Street in west Gulfport.

Police say the alleged shooter is 17-year-old Laderius Thompson. He is Catrease Thompson’s older son.

The shooting “involved an ongoing dispute from a fallout involving the death of her son,” Gulfport Police Sgt. Clayton Fulks confirmed.

Catrease Thompson’s second-oldest son, Damien Thompson Jr., died Feb. 3. Police say he and some friends were holding a handgun and making a video when the weapon Damien was holding went off, shooting him in the chest.

Damien and two 15-year-olds had planned to upload the video to social media, police say. He was shot at a home on Ponderosa Drive in the Villa Del Ray neighborhood.

Police ruled the teen’s death as accidental.

shooting Gulfport (2)
Damien Thompson Jr. Catrease Hyde-Thompson

Damien and Laderius were raised in Villa Del Ray by their grandmother, Leslie Thompson.

The Thompson brothers’ father, Damien Thompson’s namesake, was shot to death in 2013 a street away from where Damien is said to have shot himself earlier this month.

“It’s a repeat for me,” Leslie Thompson, their grandmother, said after Damien died.

Police say Laderius is charged as an adult in Tuesday’s shooting. He faces four counts of aggravated assault.

Police also arrested Catrease Thompson, 35, and Tierra Keyla Anderson, 21, on Tuesday. The women each face a charge of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault.

LaDerrick Martin, 22, was sought on an accessory charge. Fulks said he turned himself in to police at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Justtice Court Judge Melvin Ray set Ladarius Thompson’s bond at $200,000.

Ray set bonds of $25,000 each for Catrease Thompson and Tierra Anderson.

Sun Herald reporter Patrick Ochs contributed to this report.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

  Comments