Louisiana manhunt ends with arrests connected to possible shooting of former Mississippi police officer

Published 8:45 am Friday, January 27, 2023

A manhunt in Louisiana ended Thursday night with the arrest of multiple people, including two suspects wanted on warrants in Mississippi.


Late Thursday night, WLOX News in Biloxi reported about the arrests made in Gonzales, La. Two of the arrests are reportedly connected to a case involving the Vicksburg Police Department.

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The case involves a man who was found Thursday with a gunshot wound near a church in Gulfport, Miss.


According to reports, multiple suspects were taken into custody at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Gonzales during a manhunt operation after fleeing from a house. Two of those suspects were wanted on warrants in Mississippi.


A spokeswoman for the Gonzales Police Department said a total of eight people were detained.


She said officers were contacted around 5 p.m. by detectives with the Gulfport Police Department about a manhunt related to a home invasion and the shooting of either a current or former law enforcement officer in Vicksburg and other home burglaries in the Gulfport area.


Officials said Gulfport police investigators are headed to Gonzales to assist in further investigation.