Crime

SWAT team responds to home in Gulfport neighborhood

A Gulfport Police Department SWAT team unit responds to a home in the Broadmoor neighborhood on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
A Gulfport Police Department SWAT team unit responds to a home in the Broadmoor neighborhood on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. amccoy@sunherald.com

The Gulfport Police Department's SWAT unit responded to the area of Jones Avenue and 22nd Street on Tuesday evening after receiving a complaint of an armed person who was displaying "mental issues," Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.

He said at 3 p.m. officers had been attempting to make contact with the person for over an hour.

Police had hoped to find a peaceful resolution but in the process of making contact they found a deceased person, Chief Leonard Papania said.

He said they believe the person died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sun Herald photographer Amanda McCoy contributed to this report.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @patrickochs
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