Drive By Shooting – Timothy Wright, Traveon Williams, Markell Cooley, Jermarcus Naylor


On August 1, 2018, Officers arrested 19 year old Timothy Terrell Wright, of Gulfport charging him with five counts of Drive by Shooting. The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $250,000 total bond.

The arrest was the result of a patrol response to the 1700 block of 45th Avenue in reference to five residential homes which had been struck by gunfire. Witnesses notified police after hearing gunshots from a vehicle on July 30, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m. There were no injuries. Gulfport Detectives responded along with Crime Scene Units. The resulting extensive investigation has let to warrants being issued for five counts of drive by shooting for three additional suspects. The warrants have been issued for 19 year old Traveon Damon Williams of Laurel Mississippi, 21 year old Markell Deshawn Cooley of Gulfport, and 21 year old Jermarcus Sharod Naylor of Laurel Mississippi. These incidents are believed to be due to an ongoing dispute between the suspects and a victim in the 1700 block of 45th Avenue.

Timothy Wright was located and arrested without incident on August 1, 2018. He has been processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

These individuals are believed to be armed. Please do not approach them.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident, or the location of wanted suspects, please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at or by telephone at (877)787-5898.

Jermarcus Naylor 

Markell Cooley 

Timothy Wright 

Traveon Williams 

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