GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - Gautier Police are searching for the man they say shot and killed another man outside a Gautier convenience store.
Courtney Todd, 38 of Moss Point, died after being shot outside the Stop and Go on Ladnier Road just after 6 p.m. Monday. Police have named Jamyrian Quinn, 23, as the suspect in that shooting.
Another man, 25-year-old Parish Ladaven Raper, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with accessory after the fact in the murder. Raper was booked into the Jackson County jail Tuesday morning without bond.
The shooting happened at the Stop and Go on Ladnier Road, which sits in a residential area and across the street from youth athletic fields. Todd, who resided in Moss Point, died outside the store, said authorities.
Gautier Police initially were looking for a gold Chevrolet truck that was the suspects were seen driving away in but that truck is now in police custody.
Crime scene tape surrounded the store Monday as authorities investigated the area. Dozens of neighbors gathered across the street to watch police work.
Residents in the area who heard gunshots and came to see what happened and share memories of Todd.
“He would fix cars; he was a jack of all trades. Everybody loved him, and my family loved him,” said Breanna Johnson. “I don’t really know too many people that disliked him and, you know, I just want to pray for his family, our family, and the other families, everybody involved. I just want to wish good graces on everybody and hopefully justice can be brought about to this situation.”
Because the shooting happened during broad daylight in such a public area - only steps away from a park and a busy street - it’s likely that there were eyewitnesses. Anyone who has information that can help authorities is encouraged to contact Gautier Police Department at 228-497-2486. Anonymous tips can also be made to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 877-787-5898.