GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport police officer will not face charges for shooting a young man outside a home last year. That's the decision from a Grand Jury investigating the July 2015 incident.
The shooting happened after officers were called to a home at Government Street and Lyndell Boulevard. When they arrived, they said they found a man wielding a knife.
According to Gulfport investigators, Gaige Bradden Iverson was repeatedly told to stop and drop the knife. When he didn't, an officer shot him multiple times.
Iverson was treated for his injuries. The homeowner at the location of the shooting said he had hired Iverson to do yard work, and described him as "a really nice kid."
After looking at all the evidence and circumstances surrounding the shooting, the Grand Jury found "no criminal conduct on behalf of the officer involved" and that "his actions were appropriate."