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UPDATE: Man killed in Gulfport identified

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William Cullen King Jr. Image source: Gulfport Police Department. William Cullen King Jr. Image source: Gulfport Police Department.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The man police say was murdered Thursday in Gulfport has been identified.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said 39-year-old Quinton Brinkley of Gulfport died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said officers responded to a suspicious medical call on the 2700 block of Gulf Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police discovered Brinkley had suffered head injuries from an unknown cause.

He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police learned that 25-year-old William Cullen King Jr. allegedly assaulted the victim during an argument. Papania said King was later found walking in the area and was arrested without incident.

King is charged with murder and is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility on a $1 million bond.

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