Gulfport shooting suspect arrested, victim found at Rouses is stable

Officials are currently investigating after a shooting in an unknown location left the victim to be found in a Rouses parking lot on East Pass Road.
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 7:18 PM CST
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities have a suspect in custody after a shooting victim was found in the Rouses parking lot in Gulfport.

According to Gulfport Police Sgt. Jason DuCre, Gulfport PD received reports of a gunshot victim in the area around 6:22 p.m.

Police said that the 17-year-old suspect, Trinyell Marshun Coats Jr., was dropped off by a ride-share service in the area of Tennessee Street and Chicago Avenue.

Coats admitted to shooting a gun that ultimately hit the victim, who was taken to an out-of-state hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Coats is being held on a charge of aggravated assault at the Harrison County jail on a $250,000.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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