Armed suspect shot by Gulfport police

A reportedly armed suspect was shot by Gulfport police Tuesday afternoon during an investigation into a series of shootings.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. in the 1,000 block of West Birch Drive. The Gulfport Police Department has been investigating several reports of drive-by shootings.

Tuesday afternoon, police pulled over a vehicle for questioning.  A passenger jumped out of the car and ran. Police say that person was armed and dangerous and he was shot by police.

The driver, identified as Demas Booker Jr., was arrested on scene for probation warrants.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and was later treated and released and transported to Harrison County Jail. Charges are pending at this time.

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