Suspect in fatal shooting on Dedeaux Road in Gulfport has surrendered himself to authorities


One man is dead following a shooting this morning outside of O’Reilly Auto Parts on Dedeaux Road in Gulfport.

Police have now identified the suspect as 27-year-old Demonte Williams. Williams has since surrendered himself to authorities. He is charged with first-degree murder and his bond is set at one million dollars.

Gulfport police responded on scene at 8:45 a.m. and the preliminary investigation shows that there were two individuals that engaged in an altercation. One person who brandished a handgun and shot the victim multiple times then fled the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gulfport Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

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