Hancock County Sheriff investigating shooting in Bayside Park

Cody Necaise
Cody Necaise

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect wanted in connection with a Wednesday evening shooting that left one man injured.

The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. on West Holmes Street in Bayside Park.

Deputies on Wednesday night were searching for a person who witnesses say fired at least two shots. The victim, a 38-year-old man, was shot once. He was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital. He is stable.

Chief Deputy Jeremy Skinner said in a press release that Cody Joseph Necaise is wanted in connection with the shooting. he was last seen fleeing the scene of the shooting on a bicycle.

At one point, deputies believed that the suspect was hiding in a house on West Issaquena Street and fired tear gas into the home, according to media reports.

The search continued into the night.

No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office or Mississippi Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers.

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