Death Investigation – 14400 block of Deidra Court
On May 16, 2018 at 7:54 a.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a report of a injured female in the 14400 block of Deidra Court. The caller advised that a woman was being attacked by two pit bulls. Responding Officers located a 75 year old female (identity withheld pending family notification) deceased in a yard. AMR was called, but the woman had already succumbed to her injuries while on the scene. Gulfport Detectives, Crime Scene Units, and the Harrison County Coroner responded.
The resulting investigation revealed that the woman was known to walk in the neighborhood. The woman apparently opened a closed gate to a fenced yard, and entered, in the 14400 block of Deidra Court. While in the yard, two pit bulls who belong to the resident, attacked the woman causing her injuries. The deceased did not live at the residence where the incident occurred. The resident has surrendered the animals to Gulfport Animal Control. While this is a tragic situation which is still under investigation, there are no charges at this time.