Crime

2 arrested after man injured in drive-by shooting, Gulfport police say

A man and woman were arrested after a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in Gulfport.

Police arrested Dante’ Tyrelle Burks, 20, and Ashley Lagrace Harris, 18, said Sgt. James Griffin in a press release.

Officers were investigating gunfire at 3:06 p.m. Sunday near 20th Street and Thornton Avenue when they learned a man had walked into Memorial Hospital at Gulfport with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Griffin said Burks and Harris were identified as suspects and a warrant was issued for their arrest.

The two were taken into custody during a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. Monday and transported to the Harrison County jail.

Bond was set at $250,000 per count or $500,000 total for Burks and $100,000 per count or $200,000 total for Harris.

Mary Perez is the business and casino reporter for the Sun Herald and also writes about Biloxi, jobs and the new restaurants and development coming to the Coast. She is a fourth-generation journalist.
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