Crime

He answered a knock at his door. It was a man with a gun, Gulfport police say

Dequarius Oneill McCord, 19, was arrested by Gulfport police on March 24 on felony charges of armed robbery and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and contempt of court.
Dequarius Oneill McCord, 19, was arrested by Gulfport police on March 24 on felony charges of armed robbery and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and contempt of court.

A 19-year-old Gulfport man is in jail after allegedly using a stolen gun to demand money, police say.

Gulfport Sgt. Clayton Fulks said police received a call at 1:32 p.m. Saturday regarding an armed robbery at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of 39th Avenue.

The victim told police a man knocked on his door, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. After receiving a small amount of cash, the man fled, Fulks said.

Police later found Dequarius Oneil McCord in possession of a gun reported stolen by Long Beach police in August 2017.

McCord was arrested on charges of armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set bonds for the armed robbery and stolen firearm charges at $50,000 each.

McCord was held at the Harrison County jail.

McCord previously played basketball for Gulfport High during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons but was not on the team this year for what would have been his senior season.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @PatrickOchs

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