Suspect facing new murder and robbery charges

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One man accused of shooting and killing a Mississippi state trooper last week is being extradited back to Mississippi today from Louisiana to face new felony murder and armed robbery charges from 2019.

Damion Whittley has been in custody in New Orleans since Saturday where he was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris.

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However, on May 8th, 2019 the Gulfport Police Department responded to 25th Street in reference to a discharging of a firearm complaint.

While canvasing the scene, officers located a man, later identified as Delfred Lewis, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Detectives determined that during the course of a narcotics deal, an armed robbery happened, and Lewis was shot and later died of his injuries.

Whittley and two others, Treyon Washington and Cdarrius Norman, were arrested in the killing of 57-year-old Mississippi State Trooper Lt. Troy Morris on Friday.

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