Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 shooting at Gulfport apartment complex

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 shooting at Gulfport apartment complex
Marcos Reginald Hosey was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Arthur Etheridge.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting another man in 2017.

Marcos Reginald Hosey, 44, admitted in court to shooting 34-year-old Arthur Etheridge on July 6, 2017. Police say they received a call just before 1 a.m. from a friend of Etheridge's, who was driving him to the hospital because of a gunshot wound. The friend told police that Etheridge and Hosey had a dispute at O'Neal Road Apartments.

When police went to the apartment complex, they found a shell casing in the parking lot. Detectives also talked to witnesses at the apartment complex, who gave a description of Hosey to officers. Hosey was located later that morning at an apartment complex off East Pass Road.

Marcos Reginald Hosey was arrested on July 6, 2017, hours after shooting Arthur Etheridge at a Gulfport apartment complex. Hosey has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.
Marcos Reginald Hosey was arrested on July 6, 2017, hours after shooting Arthur Etheridge at a Gulfport apartment complex. Hosey has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

Prosecutors said Hosey and his girlfriend at the time had recently broken up and, in the weeks leading up to the shooting, he had made threatening multiple people with a gun over the break-up. Etheridge and Hosey got into an argument, said Chief Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker, who prosecuted the case. However, Parker did not specify what that argument was over.

After Hosey pleaded guilty, Etheridge’s mother spoke to the court, tell them how the loss of her son had affected her family. Circuit Court Judge Schmidt then sentenced Hosey to the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder, which is life in prison.

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