Biloxi man arrested in connection to shooting at Rudy Moran park in D’Iberville

Biloxi man arrested in connection to shooting at Rudy Moran park in D’Iberville
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D’IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - D’Iberville Chief of Police Wayne Payne confirmed 34-year-old Lon Edward Preston Jr. was arrested for Aggravated Assault Tuesday. The arrest comes after D’Iberville police responded to reports of a shooting at Rudy Moran park Monday night.

Authorities say reports came in at 7:12 p.m. When police arrived, they found 37-year-old Joshua Brett Smith with a gunshot wound to his leg. Capt. Griffin said Smith was treated at the scene by D’Iberville police and fire personnel before being transported to Merit Health for treatment and is currently listed in stable condition in ICU.

Police say Preston was identified as a person of interest during the initial investigation and surrendered himself to D’Iberville Police shortly before 5:00pm today.

According to Capt. Marty Griffin, the shooting was being investigated as a domestic incident.

Captain Griffin said Preston will be transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and booked with a bond of $100,000.0

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