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Two now arrested in Gautier gas station killing

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Gautier police have now arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting of a Moss Point man, Gautier police said.

Police found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to a report around 6 p.m June 15 of an injured man at Pure gas station on the 2200 block of Ladnier Road, police Lt. Jerry Killingsworth said.

Courtney Todd, 38, of Moss Point, died of his injuries at the scene, Deputy Chief Coroner Carole Anne Fagan said Tuesday.

Since the investigation began, police have arrested Parish Ladaven Raper, 25, of Gautier, on a charge of accessory after the fact to murder.

Police on Wednesday also arrested the suspected shooter, Jamyrian Wayne Quinn, 23, on a charge of murder. His bond was set at $100,000.

In an unrelated investigation, Gautier police are waiting on autopsy results and other testing to determine the cause of death of partially-decomposed human remains discovered on Dolphin Drive last week.

The investigations are ongoing.

To report information, call Gautier police at 228-497-2486 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Margaret Baker is an investigative reporter whose search for truth exposed corrupt sheriffs, a police chief and various jailers and led to the first prosecution of a federal hate crime for the murder of a transgendered person. She worked on the Sun Herald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina team. When she pursues a big story, she is relentless.
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