Man Charged With Aggravated Assault On Police Officer

Gulfport Police say officers with the police department's bicycle unit were trying to stop 38-year-old John David Perry, of Independence, Louisiana around six Saturday evening near 31st Avenue and 19th Street. Chief Wayne Payne says Perry accelerated and tried to hit one of the officers. Payne says the officer fired one shot. No one was injured.

Perry was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, DUI and other traffic charges. He was taken to the Harrison County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond pending a court appearance.

Chief Payne did not identify the name of the officer involved in the incident.