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Gulfport murder suspect surrenders to police

David Lavear Anderson (Photo courtesy Gulfport Police Dept.) David Lavear Anderson (Photo courtesy Gulfport Police Dept.)

By Brad Kessie - bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - David Lavear Anderson, 28, surrendered to Gulfport Police Monday evening around 6pm. Earlier in the day, Gulfport's SWAT team burst into a house on 5th Avenue searching for Anderson. He's the prime suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Gulfport nightclub.

At the home of 5th Avenue, detectives searched for evidence that could link Anderson to the crime scene. A tow truck removed a Cadillac from the property, so it could be searched in a police garage. Detectives walked out of the house with several white bags, but wouldn't say what those bags contained.

When asked if there was anything found in the car or inside the home that would link David Anderson to this crime, Detective Ryle said, "The search is still being conducted.  So I don't want to speculate on what's being found at this time."

Police believe Anderson shot and killed Anthony McCord early Sunday morning, inside a crowded Boiler Room lounge.

Investigators had hoped Anderson would be inside a small gray house at the corner of 5th Avenue and 25th Street. But when the SWAT team -- armed with a search warrant -- entered the home just before 10 am, nobody was there.  Detective Chris Ryle said, "Information throughout the course of this investigation led us to this residence."

The information came from people who may have witnessed Anderson gun down the 34-year-old McCord.  Investigators said McCord was part of the crowd packed into the Boiler Room on Saturday night for the lounge's fifth birthday party.  During those festivities, a gun went off inside the 30th Avenue nightclub.  According to the coroner, McCord died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Drena McCord is the victim's sister.  She was visiting the coast from Milwaukee. 

"I came here for Easter weekend and this is what I get. It wasn't supposed to be like this," she said a day after the killing.

Lockett Williams Mortuary in Gulfport is handling the funeral arrangements for the McCord family.

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