Arrested for aggravated assault

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The Gulfport Police Department has made an arrest following a shooting that happened early this morning near Aztecas Restaurant on Highway 49.

Twenty-three year-old Byron Lee Cuevas was charged with one count of aggravated assault in relation to the incident with his bond set at $500,000.

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Upon arrival, police discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives discovered the victim and Cuevas were involved in a verbal altercation when Cuevas fired a firearm, striking the victim multiple times.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable, but critical condition.

If you have any more information regarding this incident please contact the Gulfport Police Department.

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