Crime

Another arrest made in Pass Christian parade shooting

By WESLEY MULLER

wmuller@sunherald.com

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Sharon Ann Johnson
Sharon Ann Johnson

HARRISON COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested a Gulfport woman accused of removing and disposing of evidence related to the Feb. 7 Pass Christian parade shooting that killed two people and wounded four.

Sharon Ann Johnson, 52, faces a charge of hindering prosecution.

Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a release that Johnson removed and disposed of evidence at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport on Feb. 7 while shooting victims were receiving medical treatment.

The evidence was pertinent to the investigation, Peterson said.

Johnson's arrest brings the total to eight people arrested in the shooting. Pass Police Chief Tim Hendricks said seven were arrested Saturday, but they have not yet been identified.

Johnson is being held in the Harrison County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

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