19-year-old sentenced in shooting death of 16-year-old


A 19-year-old Gulfport man will spend 35 years in prison for the shooting death of 16-year-old Nigel Poole.

This comes after a three-day trial revealed the details of the shooting from January 23, 2016, when law enforcement and EMS found the victim lying in a grass alleyway between 47th and 48th avenues in Gulfport with two gunshot wounds to his face.

- Advertisement -

Witnesses say the suspect, Kobe Augustine, just 15 years old at the time, came running down the street claiming a car was shooting at them, but was later heard telling someone he was the one who actually shot the victim.

Police say they found Augustine hiding under his bed later that night.