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Moss Point murder suspect arrested after standoff with New Orleans police

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 4:28 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WLOX) - A man wanted in connection with a murder in Moss Point was arrested in New Orleans Thursday after a four-hour standoff with police.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Anthony Rashawn Hunt was arrested at a motel on Tulane Avenue. Officers arrived at the hotel around 10 a.m. and Hunt barricaded himself in a hotel room for over five hours making threats to harm himself.

Authorities believe at one one point, a gunshot came from his third floor hotel room, but he later surrendered without incident.

He’s one of two suspects wanted in connection with the May 27th shooting death of 27-year-old Devonte Carson. Carson was killed in the 4900 block of Lilly Circle during a confrontation with the two men.

There’s no update on the second suspect, JaMichael Jenkins, who is still on the run.

If you have any information about this case that could help investigators, call the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711 and ask for Detective Kim Snowden. You can also leave an anonymous tip through Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by calling 877-787-5898.

Officials say Anthony Hunt (left) was arrested in New Orleans Thursday. JaMichael Jenkins...
Officials say Anthony Hunt (left) was arrested in New Orleans Thursday. JaMichael Jenkins (right) is still on the run. Both men are wanted in-connection with fatal shooting in Moss Point.(Moss Point Police Department)

When he was arrested, two firearms were taken from the hotel room so he could face additional federal charges in the future related to firearm violations.

The Moss Point Police Department, USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, The New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana State Police all worked together to assist with the arrest.

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