Gulfport police arrest suspect in fatal Sunday shooting

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police have arrested a suspect in the shooting that left 25-year-old Xavier Monroe dead Sunday morning.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said the man was charged with murder. However, the suspect's name and identity won't be released until further investigation is completed. The shooting happened at Eclipse Lounge at the 9100 block of Old Highway 49 in Gulfport.

Monroe was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound, according to Papania. The victim later died from his injuries at an area hospital. The shooting is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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