Body found on Highway 15 identified

The body of a man found on Highway 15 on Friday has been identified.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said the man has been identified as LaZarius Smith, 16, of Gulfport.

Smith died of a single gunshot wound. He died less than two hours after being shot, Switzer said.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that the body was found south of Posey Bridge Road in Biloxi.

Harrison County is still investigating the case. News 25 will have more information as it becomes available.

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