Mississippi manhunt for killer of officer outside Biloxi police station
BILOXI, Miss. — Police in Mississippi are looking for a gunman who approached a uniformed officer outside a Biloxi police station and shot him dead.
Authorities say the man walked up to Officer Robert McKeithen in the station’s parking lot Sunday night, shot him multiple times and then ran off.
Firefighters rushed the officer to a hospital emergency room down the street, where he was pronounced dead.
Chief Leonard Papania of the Gulfport Police Department said the gunman entered the police station late Sunday night. That surveillance video of the suspect was later released.
Authorities released images showing the suspect wearing navy blue shorts, a black T-shirt, a red beanie cap and dark high top sneakers with red caps.
A law enforcement helicopter has been flying over Biloxi as officers search the area.