Gulfport man shot into ex-girlfriend’s apartment hours before SWAT standoff, police say

After almost a five-hour standoff in Gulfport, a man has been arrested on a charge related to an incident hours before Gulfport SWAT forced him out of his home Thursday morning.

Damian Ladell Brown, 32, went to an ex-girlfriend’s apartment Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. where he discharged a gun into her apartment and a vehicle on the property, police say.

Brown was identified as a wanted fugitive with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and officers went to his home on 21st street Thursday morning.

Brown refused to exit the home and barricaded himself in. After nearly five hours, two women were taken from the residence, but Brown still would not surrender to police.

Around 10 a.m. Gulfport’s SWAT used tear gas bombs to draw him out of the home.

Brown is now being held in the Harrison County Detention Facility with a bond of $200,000.

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