Biloxi stabbing victim identified

Biloxi stabbing victim identified
This was the scene of a stabbing near the West Biloxi Library (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)
This was the scene of a stabbing near the West Biloxi Library (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Forty-one-year-old Christopher Maurice Byas is behind bars, accused of fatally stabbing 24-year-old Jared Douglas of Kosuiscko, Miss.

According to a witness, Byas got into a argument with Douglas near the Pass Road Walmart Neighborhood store just before 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 24. After exchanging words, Byas allegedly stabbed Douglas in the chest.

Byas is charged with manslaughter, and his bond is set at $1 million.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Biloxi Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division at (228) 435-6112 or submit a tip online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

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