Man shot to death by Gulfport police

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Police responded to a shooting incident near the Norwood Village Shopping Center off Highway 49 in Gulfport Thursday morning.  Police tell WLOX the suspect was shot to death by police but no officers were hit by gunfire. Police also say the incident apparently began when the suspect threatened to commit suicide while holding a handgun.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has been called in to conduct an investigation of the shooting.  The shooting victim has been identified as 59-year-old Gayron L. Sanders of Gulfport

WLOX News has a crew on the scene and will have the latest information on WLOX News at 4, 5 and 6.