Firefighters rushed the officer to a hospital emergency room down the street, where he was pronounced dead.
Chief Leonard Papania of the Gulfport Police Department is leading the investigation along with the Harrison County sheriff and prosecutors’ offices. He says the suspect was wearing navy blue shorts, a black T-shirt, a red beanie cap and dark high top sneakers with red caps.
Updated video of the suspect from last nights murder of Biloxi Officer McKeithen. Please call if you recognize him please contact us at 228-868-5959 (audio is unrelated) pic.twitter.com/2zmAVCuTyd
— Gulfport Police Dept (@GulfportPolice) May 6, 2019
A law enforcement helicopter has been flying over Biloxi as officers search the area.
This suspect is wanted in the shooting death of a Biloxi Police Officer. The suspect is between 5’7” and 5’10” wearing a black T-shirt, navy blue shorts and a rolled up red skull beanie. Anyone with information regarding this person please contact Biloxi Police at 228-392-0641 pic.twitter.com/CifsVkcrvq
— MSMBI (@MDPSMBI) May 6, 2019