19-year-old arrested on one count of manslaughter

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A 19-year-old was arrested this weekend by Gulfport police on one count of manslaughter.

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, police responded to Memorial Hospital in reference to a juvenile shooting victim who later died from his injuries.

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During their investigation, detectives determined that Jeremiah Alexander Becker and the victim were playing with firearms near Henderson Avenue and Third Street when Becker accidentally fired a gun once which struck the victim.

Becker’s bond was set at one million dollars and anyone with more information on this incident is asked to call either Gulfport police or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.