Ocean Springs man arrested, charged with aggravated assault

Ocean Springs man arrested, charged with aggravated assault

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An Ocean Springs man is facing aggravated assault charges in an alleged drug deal.

Police say 20-year-old Denzel Silverman was arrested after a shootout Sunday on Fort Bayou Road. When police arrived, they found a .40 caliber Smith-Wesson, along with several shell casings.

Authorities said the victim told them the shooting unfolded after the purchase of illegal drugs. The victims told police their vehicle had been shot and one victim was hit in the head with a handgun.

Silverman was out on bond at the time of his arrest. He is behind bars awaiting his initial court appearance.

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