Police investigating fatal Biloxi shooting

Police investigating fatal Biloxi shooting
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Biloxi.

Officers responded to Covenant Square apartment just before 4 p.m. When they arrived they found a deceased male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation revealed that the victim, along with friends, was hanging out at the apartment. While there, one of the friends, a 13-year-old began playing with a gun. While showing the gun off and pointing it at people, the firearm was discharged and the victim was struck.

The suspect is being charged as an adult with Manslaughter. His bond was set at $250,000 by Justice Court Judge Nick Patano. After being booked in, the suspect was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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