Crime

Slain Gulfport man had called seeking sex, arrested teen says

GULFPORT -- A 19-year-old said he shot a retired postal worker after being called to the older man's home for sex, according to a statement the young man gave Gulfport police.

Warren Jevon Perkins of Gulfport is charged with second-degree murder in the April 30 death of Aaron Nathan Wilson, 63. Perkins waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Justice Court. He is being held in the Harrison County jail on a $1 million bond. A grand jury will decide if there is enough evidence to try Perkins on a second-degree murder charge.

Shortly after Wilson was killed, a Gulfport police detective interviewed Perkins. A sworn statement from the detective says telephone records indicate Wilson called Perkins on April 30.

The report says: "Perkins stated he went to Wilson's residence to have sex for money. Perkins stated while at Wilson's residence, Perkins changed his mind and did not want to have sex. Perkins stated Wilson walked to a rear bedroom and Perkins followed him.

"Perkins stated Wilson walked out of the bedroom and into the hallway, where Wilson dropped a small black handgun on the floor. Perkins stated he retrieved the handgun Wilson dropped and pointed the handgun at Wilson. Perkins stated he fired the handgun one time, striking Wilson."

Wilson was shot in the upper torso.

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