Warrant issued for suspect in drive-by shooting

January 3, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

Marcus Bullard

GULFPORT – (AP) Gulfport police have issued an arrest warrant for former Mississippi State basketball player Marcus Bullard involving a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Police Lt. Phillip Kincaid said no one was injured in the shooting. Kincaid says four shots were fired at a car whose owner had just pulled into the driveway of his home. The car from which the shots were fired fled the scene.

Kincaid said the warrant is for a charge of drive-by shooting.

The 38-year-old Bullard helped get Mississippi State to the Final Four in 1996 but wasn’t drafted into the NBA.

He pleaded guilty to crack cocaine possession in 1998 and received three years’ probation.

Bullard later played for Venezuela, a U.S. minor league team, but returned to prison after he pleaded guilty in 2004 to drug charges.