One Man Dead After Stabbing At Hwy 49 Gas Station

An altercation at a local convenience store Wednesday night left one man dead and another in police custody. It happened around 10:30pm at the Kangaroo station at Creosote and Hwy 49.

When Gulfport Police arrived, they found Necos Strickland, 37, with stab wounds in the parking lot of the Shell station across the street. Strickland was taken to a hospital where he died just a short time later.

Coroner Gary Hargrove says there will be an autopsy later today and that the death is being investigated as a homicide.