Broadway Inn, Biloxi, shooting: Five people dead including gunman after fight over money at hotel erupted in gunfire

FIVE people, including a gunman, are dead after an alleged dispute over money at a hotel escalated into gunfire. The deadly encounter took place at the Broadway Inn Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Wednesday morning. According to Gulfport Police, the suspect first killed three people at the hotel and then fled the scene. After fleeing […]

Broadway Inn, Biloxi, shooting: Five people dead including gunman after fight over money at hotel erupted in gunfire

FIVE people, including a gunman, are dead after an alleged dispute over money at a hotel escalated into gunfire.

The deadly encounter took place at the Broadway Inn Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Wednesday morning.

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According to Gulfport Police, the suspect first killed three people at the hotel and then fled the scene.

After fleeing the hotel, police believe the perp carjacked and assaulted another victim in the Gulfport area.

That person, who police only described as a city public works staffer, was shot and was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The situation escalated into a standoff after the shooter barricaded himself inside the Canal Grocery convenience store.

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After 20-30 minutes of failed negotiations, officers tear-gassed the building and stormed the store.

However, upon entry, police discovered the suspect deceased.

Officials did not say how the suspect died.

The Gulfport Police Department has not named the suspect.

A witness at the hotel told WLOX that he saw people fleeing the area after hearing the shots ring out.

The hotel owner’s daughter told the outlet the situation started over an argument about money, escalating into gunfire.

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