Il sospetto, identified in a police news release as Jereme Lamond Jones of Mobile, Alabama, faces a charge of first degree murder. He’s being held in a detention center in Harrison County on a $ 1 milioni di obbligazioni, ha detto il comunicato.
The early investigation indicates Jones allegedly got into a physical altercation outside the casino with the victim, a 41-year-old man from Gulfport, Mississippi, secondo il comunicato stampa. Jones followed the victim after he ran into the casino and allegedly fired at the man multiple times on the gaming floor, ha detto il comunicato.
The suspect fled the scene on foot, but police later detained him near the Biloxi Bay Bridge, ha detto il comunicato. He was found with a pistol, ha detto la polizia. First aid was provided to the victim, who police said suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared dead just before 1 a.m. ora locale.
No one else was injured in the incident, ha detto la polizia. It’s unclear whether the suspect and victim knew each other or what prompted the initial altercation, ha detto la polizia.
It was also unclear late Saturday morning whether Jones had an attorney who would comment on his behalf.