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Biloxi Police: Murder suspect was out on bond for prior gun charge

Orlando Newell, 29, of Biloxi is charged with the murder of Michael Woods. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.) Orlando Newell, 29, of Biloxi is charged with the murder of Michael Woods. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
Biloxi police responded to a shooting on Southern Avenue early Saturday morning. (Photo source: WLOX News Now) Biloxi police responded to a shooting on Southern Avenue early Saturday morning. (Photo source: WLOX News Now)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Investigators say a deadly shooting in Biloxi Saturday morning stemmed from an earlier dispute between the victim and the alleged gunman. 

Orlando Newell, 29, of Biloxi is charged with the murder of Michael Woods, 41. Both men are from Biloxi, and police say they're only acquaintances.  

Around 6:19am, officers were called to the area of 1880 Southern Avenue to investigate a possible shooting. That's where they found Woods with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Merit Health, where he was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:23. 

About 30 minutes after receiving the call, officers tracked down Newell near Pass Road and Agincourt Avenue. He's now being held without bond because he was already out on bond for a prior charge of possessing a stolen firearm.  

Investigators said Newell walked up to Woods and shot him several times, and that the two had a prior dispute that led to the deadly confrontation. 

If you have any information that could help police in this case, call investigators at (228) 435-6112.

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