Police: Suspect dead following hostage situation in officer-involved shooting on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Published 7:42 am Thursday, February 11, 2021

One person is dead following a hostage situation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The officer-involved shooting occurred early Thursday morning in Gulfport.

Gulfport Police say officers responded at about 1:40 a.m. to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute in the 100 block of David Street. When officers arrived on they realized the incident was a hostage situation.

Officers fired at the suspect, who was later pronounced dead on scene.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been requested to handle the investigation because the shooting death involved a police officer.