October 26, 2020

Mississippi governor says investigators know identity of cop killer suspect, ‘will find the coward’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says investigators believe they have identified the man accused of shooting and killing a Biloxi police officer.

Bryant told the Sun Herald that investigators know who they are seeking as the governor visited the Biloxi police headquarters on Monday afternoon. Authorities haven’t released a suspect’s name.

Biloxi Patrolman Robert McKeithen was shot to death in the police station’s parking lot Sunday night.

A police station surveillance camera took a picture of a man before the shooting death of McKeithen. Officers have appealed for help in identifying the man, and a reward offer has risen to $35,000. And on Monday, police were seen searching some apartments.

Bryant writes on Twitter that the shooting is “senseless” and that he met with Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. Bryant, a onetime deputy sheriff, writes “we will find the coward who fired the shots” and arrest him.