Gulfport PD Still Searching for Shooting Suspect

The Gulfport Police Department is still seeking the public’s help locating the suspect in Thursday’s shooting near the Dirt Cheap on Pass Road.

Allen Christian Whitehead is being sought after on the charge of aggravated assault. Thursday, a man with a gunshot wound walked into Dirt Cheap and collapsed. The police investigation revealed that Whitehead and the victim were engaged in a physical altercation when Whitehead pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the upper torso.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel, Public Information Officer for the Gulfport Police Department, says, “We’re looking to arrest Mr. Whitehead as opposed to the information that we received last night. We were wanting to speak with Mr. Whitehead, which means he was wanted for questioning only. Now we do have active warrant for aggravated assault to arrest Mr. Whitehead.”

Anyone with information regarding Whitehead’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228) 868-5959, or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

Categories: Local News, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *