Homeowner Fires Shots at Burglar, Police Say
Have you seen this man? Gulfport Police need your help.
A homeowner stated his 11-year-old daughter was home that morning when a man broke a back window to try and get in. The surveillance video showed the man knocking at the front door before walking to the back of the house.
The girl called her father who worked only a few miles away. The man came home, armed himself and then saw the suspect running from his house. The man got in a vehicle and followed the suspect to the golf course and drove onto the golf course when the suspect ran onto the course.
That's when, officials say, the suspect turned and pointed a gun at the man. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspect who, in turn, ran from the golf course. Officials do not believe the suspect was hit.
Gulfport Police are looking for the suspect who is described as wearing
- black shorts
- black and white Puma shoes
- a black polo with a grey long sleeve shirt underneath
- black hat
- black sun glasses
- wearing a necklace
- black watch
Police have not released height, weight or the race of the suspect. However, they have released video surveillance.
Officials learned after responding to this burglary that three other homes were burglarized in the same area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (727) 893-1030. Please ask to speak to the on-duty supervisor if you call during the weekend.