Suspects arrested in Gulfport shooting


On February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:39 P.M., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 2700 block of 6th Avenue to investigate a shooting complaint.

Upon arrival, officers located an 19 year old male inside of the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Initial investigation revealed that the suspects, identified as 24-year-old Edward Mickale Barnes and 18-year-old Laken Lamond Jones both of Gulfport, arrived looking for an occupant of the residence. Barnes produced a handgun and demanded money from the victims.

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Once inside, Barnes discharged his weapon striking one of the victims. Barnes and Jones fled the residence on foot and were later taken into custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victims and the suspects were known to each other.

Barnes was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault. His bond was set at $600,000.00 Jones was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery. His bond was set at $100,000.00. Both were transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center in lieu of bond.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.