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‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect wanted in Gulfport workplace shooting turns himself in, cops say

Johnny Lee Fulton
Johnny Lee Fulton Gulfport Police Department

A Gulfport man sought by police in a Friday morning shooting has turned himself in, Deputy Chief Chris Loposser said.

Johnny Lee Fulton, 55, is a disgruntled former employee of Warren Paving, where shooting took place, Loposser said.

Fulton went to the property shortly before 6 a.m. and fired several shots, said Capt. Matt Thomas. No one was injured. Fulton never went into the office building, he said, and the facility was not at full staffing at the time of the shooting.

Fulton left the scene in a purple 2011 Dodge Avenger before officers arrived, said Chief Leonard Papania.

The Gulfport Police Department had a warrant for Fulton’s arrest on a charge of aggravated assault.

Gulfport Police described him as armed and dangerous when they began looking for Fulton.

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