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.
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.