4 arrested for beating Gulfport man

A 19-year-old Gulfport man was severely beaten after authorities said he tried to break up a fight between two females.

Gulfport police said Jairus King was allegedly assaulted on June 2 at the Magnolia State Apartments in the 1000 block of West Birch Drive. Reportedly, King was trying to stop the fight when the four alleged assailants misunderstood what he was doing.

King was kicked and knocked unconscious, The Sun Herald reported. Gulfport police said his injuries required surgery. […]