PHOTOS: D’Iberville Police release images of casino parking lot murder suspects
D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (WLOX) - Thursday morning, D’Iberville Police Chief Shannon Nobles released images of two suspects in the Wednesday morning murder of 36-year-old Nicholaus Craig.
Craig was found dead by D’Iberville Police right after 2 a.m., when they responded to the parking lot of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort after reports of a gunshot. Since this time, DPD has been tracking down information and suspects, and have identified a dark blue Nissan Altima as the suspect car.
Now, they release these images of two suspects entering a Circle K gas station off exit 50 on I-10 around 12:33 a.m. Wednesday- prior to the shooting.
Chief Nobles states detectives arrived at the gas station Wednesday evening after there was a reported spotting of the suspect vehicle. Detectives were able to retrieve these photos of the two suspects inside the store after they were seen in the vehicle.
Once the pair drove into D’Iberville, after visiting the gas station, police say the suspects circled the casino parking lot. Based on what they’ve seen in surveillance video, the theory is the suspects attempted to rob or carjack the victim. During that time, one of the suspects shot and killed Nicholaus Craig.
Police say this was a random killing, and the suspects most likely didn’t know the victim. Chief Nobles believes Craig was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Police also say the suspect vehicle was determined to be stolen from Prichard, Alabama. It was spotted in Mobile Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.
Detectives are working with law enforcement officers from Mobile and Prichard to identify the suspects. If you have any idea who the suspects, have seen the suspect car or have any information that could help, please contact the D’Iberville Police Department at 228-396-4252 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898. You can also submit an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers website.
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