On February 2, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Gulfport Police responded to the 1000 block of Cleveland Avenue in an attempt to arrest a wanted fugitive. Officers received information that Marvin Ray McMillian (photo below) was located at a residence. McMillian was wanted for an aggravated assault stemming from a shooting occurring in Gulfport on January 15, 2018.

Upon seeing Officers arrival McMillian retreated into a residence and barricaded himself inside. Gulfport Police SWAT and Negotiator units responded. Negotiators spoke with McMillian for approximately four hours until McMillian fired shots at officers. Officers returned fire striking McMilllian. He succumbed to his injuries on the scene. There were no other injuries sustained to police or citizens.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations responded and is investigating this incident. The Biloxi Police Department Crime Scene responded to process the scene.