Crime

Pascagoula man accused in attempted murder surrenders

Taurus Richardson was on the run for 15 hours before driving to the Pascagoula Police Department and turning himself in on an attempted murder charge, officials said.

Lt. Calvin Hutchins said family members of Richardson, 21, contacted investigators earlier in the day and said they expected him to "do the right thing" and surrender.

Richardson is accused in the shooting of Spencer Garrett, 22, of Moss Point, multiple times in front of the Exxon service station at U.S. 90 and Chicot Road at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

"He came to the station at about 2 p.m. and immediately went to talk to investigators," Hutchins said. "He turned himself in with no altercation or resistance."

Hutchins said Richardson had fled the shooting in a gold Nissan Maxima. A warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday night on attempted murder charge.

Garrett was taken to Singer River Hospital to undergo surgery, Hutchins said.

The severity of his condition is unknown at this time.

SunHerald.com will update this story as more information becomes available.

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