GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A man named in federal court documents as one of the shooters following the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade is headed to prison. A federal judge ordered Charles Earl Johnson to serve five years for violating his probation from a drug trafficking conviction.
Johnson pleaded no contest to the allegations outlined in federal court documents that name him as one of several people who "fired their firearms into a crowd" after the parade. Two people died in the shooting. Johnson was among those wounded.
Pass Christian police have not charged anyone in the shooting. Victor Williams will have the latest on the investigation later today on WLOX News Now and WLOX.com..