Mobile man charged in shooting death of man at Golden Nugget Casino
A Mobile man is charged in the shooting death of a Gulfport man at Golden Nugget Casino early Saturday morning.
Jereme Lamond Jones, 30, of Mobile was charged with first degree murder and taken to the Harrison County jail with a $1 million bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.
Biloxi Police responded to multiple 911 calls about 12:34 a.m. about a male shooting a pistol inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Additional 911 calls indicated one male was shot and the suspect fled the scene on foot.
Biloxi officers, as well as officers from surrounding jurisdictions, responded to the area and detained a suspect, who was armed with a pistol, in the area of the Biloxi Bay Bridge. Additional officers cleared the scene and located a male, later identified as Randy Johnson, 41, of Gulfport, who appeared to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency first aid was provided to Johnson, who was declared dead at then scene at 12:56 a.m.
The initial investigation indicated Jones and Johnson were involved in a physical altercation outside the casino. Johnson ran into the casino, followed by Jones, where Jones allegedly fired multiple close-range shots at Johnson on the gaming floor.
No other citizens were injured during the altercation and it is currently unknown if Jones and Johnson knew each other, or what led up to the altercation.
The investigation is ongoing.