Shooting victim stable; Suspected attackers arrested

Michael Demond Tillis (l) and Timothy Martez Swan (r) (Photo source: Waveland Police Dept.)
Michael Demond Tillis (l) and Timothy Martez Swan (r) (Photo source: Waveland Police Dept.)

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Two men are under arrest, charged with armed robbery in connection with a shooting in Waveland late Sunday night.

The victim, Glen Delsied, was shot six times in the chest and abdomen. He underwent surgery at Gulfport Memorial Hospital, and is now in stable condition.

Waveland Police Chief James Varnell said his officers were called to Hogan Street around 11:13 Sunday night. When the officers found the victim, he was able to describe his attacker. A man matching that description, Michael Tillis, was spotted by an officer a short time later.

Meanwhile, another officer noticed a car stuck in a ditch just down the street from the shooting victim. The driver of that car, Timothy Martez Swan, told officers he was there to pick up his friend, Tillis. Swan told investigators when Tillis got in the car, he told him to hurry up and drive. He threw the car in reverse, hit a mailbox and backed into the ditch.

Both men were arrested by Waveland Police and charged with Armed Robbery. Michael Demond Tillis and Timothy Martez Swan are both 21, and recently moved to the coast from Jackson. Their bonds are set at $100,000.

Investigators said the suspects "confessed to being out, trying to steal and make a buck," when they saw the victim walking down the road.

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