Search continues for murder suspect after weekend shooting

Man gunned down in parking lot of Ocean Springs bar

Search continues for murder suspect after weekend shooting

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Police are still looking for the man who is believed to have pulled the trigger Saturday, killing another man in the parking lot of an Ocean Springs bar.

The shooting happened just after midnight Friday in the parking lot of Kahuna’s Bar and Grill on Highway 90. Troy Taylor was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He later died.

Deshaude L. Jones, who goes by the name DJ, is wanted in the death.

Police Capt. William Jackson said surveillance video shows Taylor meeting another man in the parking lot when Jones came around the corner and opened fire. Taylor was barely breathing when officers arrived and died shortly at the scene.

Malinda Tennort, who was seen talking to Jones before the shooting, is also charged with murder. Saturday afternoon, Tennort voluntarily went to the police station to speak with investigators about the murder. According to investigators, she told them she didn’t know anything about a shooting at Kahuna’s.

Tennort is charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Jackson County jail. Police did not go into detail about her role in the shooting.

A third man, Anheuser “Anthony” Mitchell, was not charged. Police were initially looking for Mitchell, who was the man Taylor was talking to when the gunshots were fired. Police say Mitchell answered their questions and is not facing any charges in connection to the death.

Now, the hunt continues for Jones. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous. They are advising anyone who sees the murder suspect not to approach him and instead immediately call authorities.

Anyone with information about the shooting or Jones' whereabouts is asked to call Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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