Crime

Third suspect arrested in Gulfport shooting that left a man in critical condition

Christopher Demitrice Henderson
Christopher Demitrice Henderson Harrison County Adult Detention Center

A 27-year-old suspect in an armed robbery and shooting that critically wounded a man has been taken into custody after extradition from Indiana.

Gulfport police have said the victim was shot several times April 28 in a robbery on 30th Avenue and 12th Street.

Police identified Christopher Demetrice Henderson as a suspect in the shooting while announcing the arrests later that day of London Shacore Taylor, 20, and Shannon Bernard Durr.

Henderson and Taylor, of Sylacauga, Alabama, and Durr, of Gulfport, are accused in a holdup and shooting reported at 2:21 a.m. in an area near Mississippi Power Co. and an Exxon station, a couple of blocks from the beach.

Deputies with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana found Henderson in a traffic stop on June 7, arresting him on charges of possession of a firearm and providing false information, Gulfport Police Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.

He was brought to Gulfport on Saturday. Police arrested him on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault on Saturday. Taylor and Durr were also arrested on the same charges.

Investigators believe Henderson and the two other suspects approached the victim intending to rob him, and shots were fired, Fulks said.

It wasn’t clear if Henderson is the alleged shooter or if more than one of the three allegedly fired shots. Anyone who participates in any way in an armed robbery faces the same charge.

Henderson was being held at the Harrison County jail Monday on bonds that total $400,000.

Charges against Taylor and Durr have been turned over to a Harrison County grand jury. They are free on bonds of $250,000 for Taylor and $100,000 for Durr, the jail docket shows.

RobinFitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

Harrison County Sheriff's Department is searching for a driver and gunman involved in the robbery of a Pure Country on Canal Road south of Interstate 10 on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

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