- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi police say a Gulfport teen wanted in a shooting death earlier this morning has been arrested in Florida.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/28R2wRs) 17-year-old Juwan Johnson, wanted in the June 8 slaying of 21-year-old Stanton Saunders, is in custody in Lake County, Florida.

He says Gulfport police were notified Thursday that Johnson had been arrested in Leesburg, Florida.

Johnson is being held pending extradition back to Mississippi.

Police say Saunders collapsed in the street after he was seen running as shots were fired at him. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

___

Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide