Partial grand jury finds no wrongdoing in the shooting of Joshua Jones by Gulfport Police

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A grand jury has found no criminal conduct in the shooting of 26-year-old Joshua Jones by an officer of the Gulfport Police Department.

The incident unfolded on September 4th, 2018 when a car that Jones was riding in was pulled over for questioning. Jones jumped out of the car and fled on foot. He was later arrested and charged with possession of a weapon after a felony conviction.

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Police had been canvassing the area following several reports of drive-by shootings.

After full and deliberate consideration of all the facts and circumstances, a grand jury finds no criminal conduct on behalf of the Gulfport police officer and further finds that his actions were appropriate in the situation.