Two additional men arrested in connection to police officer’s murder

Published 8:39 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

Two more people have been arrested after a Mississippi police officer was gunned down outside his police station.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells WLOX-TV both men were arrested Wednesday on charges of accessory after the fact in the capital murder case.

Twenty-year-old Dalentez Brice and 21-year-old Joshua Kovach are being held without bond. It wasn’t immediately known whether they have lawyers who could be reached for comment.

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Veteran Biloxi police Patrolman Robert McKeithen was shot several times in the back Sunday in the police station parking lot.

Nineteen-year-old Darian Atkinson is accused of killing him.

Atkinson’s 21-year-old brother, Davian Atkinson, is also charged as an accessory after the fact. Authorities say he drove his brother to Wiggins after the killing and let him make phone calls.