Crime

Gulfport's homicides so far in 2016

Six slayings have been reported in Gulfport since January, compared with four in the same time last year.

Jan. 23: Nigel Deandra Poole, 16, was shot multiple times in the head in the 4700 block of 18th Street. He died the next day. Police arrested Kobe Jaquan Augustine, 15, on a murder charge.

April 6: Mitchell Weathersby, 54, was fatally shot and his brother and another man were wounded on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue. Weathersby died of a gunshot to the chest. Police arrested Robert Hart, 23, on a murder charge and two counts each of armed robbery and aggravated assault. J'Var Vontou Pope, 24, is sought on the same charges.

April 9: Dennis Bunch, 27, was shot in front of Dolan Commons Apartments at 31st Street near 24th Street. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Jaquarius Jermon Shields, 20, is sought on a murder charge.

May 1: Aaron Nathan Wilson, 63, was found dead in his home in the 8000 block of 34th Avenue near Meadowlark Drive. He was shot in the upper torso. Police arrested Warren Jevon Perkins, 19, on a murder charge.

June 7: Chavis Allen, 38, was shot in his front yard on Dogwood Court near Holly Circle. He died the next morning of a gunshot wound to the chest. Police arrested Gary Desean Perkins, 19, on a murder charge.

June 8: Staunton Smith, 21, was shot as he tried to run from someone, police said, and collapsed on 34th Avenue at Ganges Street. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

July 1: Jerome Smith, 30 was found shot to death on the pack porch of a unit at Gulf Mist apartment complex on Pass Road. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Smith was previously banned from the apartment complex.

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