Wanted man dies in shootout with police in Gulfport
Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells News 25 a man responsible for a shooting which left one woman hospitalized in critical condition is now dead after a shootout with police.
Ernie Lizana was wanted on assault charges for a shooting on 23rd Street, but at around 1 a.m., the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that he was in the 2800 block of 23rd Avenue. Lizana attempted to flee and fired at officers before being shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is now handling this case.
In April 2016, Lizana was arrested for assaulting and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend while she was taking out the trash.