UPDATE: MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gulfport

On October 6, 2022, at approximately 2:29 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the area of Cowan Road and Magnolia Street in reference to a vehicle occupied by multiple subjects brandishing firearms at motorists.

Officers made contact with the vehicle in the area of 8th Avenue and Pass Road and subjects fled from the vehicle.

An officer engaged an armed suspect and shots were fired. One suspect was transported to a local area hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Another suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. All suspects are now in custody and several firearms were recovered.

The Mississippi Bureau of investigation have assumed investigative authority in this case with the assistance from the Biloxi Police Department Crime Scene Unit.

The Gulfport Police Officer involved in the incident has been placed on non-enforcement duties in accordance with procedures.

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