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Biloxi police holding press conference about officer shooting. Here’s how you can watch it live.

Biloxi Police will hold a press conference today at 9 a.m. from the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center on Porter Avenue, where a Biloxi police officer was shot and died last night.

You can watch it here.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania, who is handling the investigation, said a man approached the uniformed, on-duty officer about 10 p.m. and shot the officer several times.

The suspect fled after shooting, Papania said.

The officer was taken to the nearby Merit Health Biloxi, where he was pronounced dead.

The Sun Herald will provide comprehensive coverage throughout the day.

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