Arrested for drive-by shooting


The Bay St. Louis Police Department arrested 28-year-old Christopher Dale Byrd of Lakeshore and charged him with one count of drive-by shooting.

On August 19, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., The Bay St. Louis Police Department responded to a drive-by shooting near the Highway 603 and Road 560. Witnesses reported Byrd fired a handgun from a moving vehicle at a victim.

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Byrd fled the scene and returned to his residence in the Lakeshore community. Byrd was arrested without incident by detectives of the Bay St. Louis Police Department.

Byrd was taken to the Hancock Count Jail and is currently being held under a $100,000 bond set by Municipal Court Judge Steve Maggio.

This investigation is ongoing. The Bay St. Louis police Department request that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Bay St. Louis Police Department at (228) 467-9222. You can contact Crimestoppers at (877) 787-5898 or submit a tip via the web at


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