Coroner identifies man killed in shooting at Emerald Pines Apartments in Gulfport

A man has turned himself in after a Aug. 4 shooting at a Gulfport apartment complex.

Police identified the suspect as 33-year-old Adisa Jemel Braziel of Gulfport. Braziel turned himself in Monday and is charged with murder. His bond set at $1,000,000.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Emerald Pines Apartments on 39th Avenue at 10:53 a.m. Sunday, Gulfport police Sgt. James Griffin said in a press release.

Chief Leonard Papania told media that witnesses saw a suspect running away after the shooting. The suspect was described as man in his early 30s wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Police found a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in a courtyard of the complex, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting victim has been identified as Charles Johnson of Gulfport.

Anyone with information on the shooting should contact the Gulfport Police Department 228-868-5959, or remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at or calling 1-877-787-5898.

Justin Mitchell is the southern regional growth editor for the Biloxi Sun Herald, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and Macon Telegraph. He also reports on LGBTQ issues in the Deep South, particularly focusing on Mississippi.