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

Surveillance video shows suspect in Biloxi police officer deadly shooting

Police continue to search for a man accused of shooting and killing Biloxi, Mississippi, police officer Robert McKeithen. They ask anyone who may recognize the man in this surveillance footage released May 6, 2019 to call police.
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Police continue to search for a man accused of shooting and killing Biloxi, Mississippi, police officer Robert McKeithen. They ask anyone who may recognize the man in this surveillance footage released May 6, 2019 to call police.

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.

A Biloxi police officer died after being shot multiple times outside of the police station on Porter Avenue on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Police have released photos of the suspect.

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