Arrested for aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling

On March 7, 2021, at approximately 4:27 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 14000 block of Spruce Court in reference to a complaint of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound. Through the course of the investigation, Detectives discovered the suspect, an 18-year-old male, identified as Makel Ravaught Thomas, and the juvenile victim got into a verbal argument and the juvenile was subsequently shot by Thomas.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Thomas was later taken into custody and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and two counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. Thomas’s bond was set at $200,000.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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