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Man sought in Gulfport killing brought back from New Mexico

By WESLEY MULLER

wmuller@sunherald.com

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COURTESY OF RAYMOND HOWZE SR. 
 Raymond Howze III graduated from Long Beach High School and was planning to enlist in the military Jan. 19. He was killed on Jan. 10, 2015.
COURTESY OF RAYMOND HOWZE SR. Raymond Howze III graduated from Long Beach High School and was planning to enlist in the military Jan. 19. He was killed on Jan. 10, 2015.

GULFPORT -- A man wanted on a charge of capital murder related to a 2015 homicide was extradited from New Mexico to Mississippi on Saturday and taken into custody by Gulfport police.

D'Juan Levern Holloway, 24, of Gulfport, is being held in the Harrison County without bond.

On Jan. 10, 2015, Gulfport officers responded to a shooting at M&S Food Mart in the 4600 block of Old Pass Road. Upon arrival, officers found a man, later identified as Raymond Howze III, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, police spokesman Damon McDaniel said.

Detectives later developed Holloway as the suspect in the shooting and issued a warrant for his arrest.

On Jan. 12, 2015, Holloway was involved in a vehicle pursuit with New Mexico State Police and other law enforcement agencies. The pursuit resulted in an officer-involved shooting in which Holloway was taken into custody, McDaniel said.

The circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting are still being investigated by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau.

On Saturday, Holloway was extradited to Gulfport and ordered held without bond by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.

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