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Suspect arrested in Gulfport fatal shooting off Courthouse Road

Terrence Cortney Dwight Hayes Jr. was arrested by Gulfport police on a charge of first-degree...
Terrence Cortney Dwight Hayes Jr. was arrested by Gulfport police on a charge of first-degree murder.(Gulfport Police Department)
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 2:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 7:39 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - An 18-year-old is now in custody after a fatal shooting in Gulfport Wednesday afternoon.

Terrence Cortney Dwight Hayes Jr. was arrested by Gulfport police on a charge of first-degree murder.

The arrest comes after police responded to a restaurant on Courthouse Road Wednesday afternoon and found a victim inside of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, later identified as 26-year-old Raheem Omar Ramsey, and Hayes got into an argument, police said.

As Ramsey was driving out of the parking lot of the restaurant, Hayes shot an assault rifle, hitting Ramsey multiple times, police said.

Ramsey died at the scene.

Hayes is held at the Harrison County jail on a $2 million.

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