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Mississippi manhunt for killer of officer outside Biloxi police station

In this May 2019 security camera image released by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, a suspect in the death of a Biloxi police officer is seen. Authorities say the man walked up to the Biloxi officer in the station's parking lot Sunday night, May 5 shot him multiple times and then ran off. (Mississippi Bureau of Investigations via AP)

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.

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