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UPDATE: Murder suspect arrested in Bay St. Louis shooting

Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 8:31 PM CDT
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BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities arrested a murder suspect who was wanted for killing a 23-year-old Gulfport man early Sunday morning in Bay St. Louis.

According to Bay St. Louis Police, 33-year-old Joseph Haynes has been arrested and is now in custody. A warrant was issued for Haynes earlier Sunday afternoon, and he was charged with one count of murder for shooting 23-year-old Jermaine Watts.

A Pass Christian man is now wanted for murder in-connection with the fatal shooting that killed...
A Pass Christian man is now wanted for murder in-connection with the fatal shooting that killed a Gulfport man early Sunday morning.(Bay St. Louis Police Department)

Bay. St Louis police officers responded to Third Base lounge on Highway 90 just before 4 a.m. to the report of a shooting early Sunday morning. Officers found Watts in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Watts died at the scene from his injuries, according to Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information should contact the Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228-467-9222. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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