One man dead, one in custody following shooting in Gulfport

Peter J. Henderson Gulfport police photo
Peter J. Henderson
Gulfport police photo

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — One person is dead and one arrested after a shooting at a Gulfport gas station.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells local media outlet officers responded to a Citgo gas station Wednesday night and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says 26-year-old Chandler Pugh, of Gulfport, died from wounds to the chest.

Thursday morning, 30-year-old Peter Julius Henderson of Theodore, Ala., was taken into custody and charged with murder. He is in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center under a $1 million bond.

According to McDaniel, investigators learned the incident began with an argument between Pugh and his ex-girlfriend. During the argument, Henderson stepped out of the woman’s vehicle and shot Pugh multiple times to the upper torso.

McDaniel said the investigation is still in its early stages.

Mississippi Press staff writer Warren Kulo contributed to this report.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.