Arrested for assaulting officers

Police say a man was arrested after assaulting officers at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Gulfport. It happened yesterday shortly before 3:15 p.m. when an officer was flagged down by a citizen.

While speaking with the citizen, Raphael Parkman approached the officers and began shouting things like “Why don’t you just shoot me?” and “pull the trigger.”

As officers were attempting to address Parkman, he struck them with his elbow and scratched another on the face. He was believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

After a struggle, Parkman was arrested and charged with drunkenness in public and two counts of simple assault on police.

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