Gulfport man arrested after shooting near 38th Avenue

Gulfport man arrested after shooting near 38th Avenue
This is a mugshot taken of Washington from 2018. (Photo source: Harrison County Jail)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police arrested Frederick Mack Washington Jr. of Gulfport Tuesday. Washington is being charged with one count of aggravated assault.

Police say they responded to an area of 18th Street and 38th Avenue to investigate gunshots around 5:01 a.m. When police arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

His condition is currently unknown.

While police were investigating the incident, Washington was identified as a suspect. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for him and traveled to his house. Police say he was taken into custody without incident.

Washington was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center with a bond set at $50,000.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have information about this crime, contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or you can remain anonymous and contact Crimestoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or calling 1-877-787-5898.

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