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Old 05-06-2019, 08:13 AM
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https://www.wlox.com/2019/05/06/bilo...afety-complex/

‘A sad day for the City of Biloxi’: 24-year veteran of Biloxi Police identified as officer killed in shooting



Updated May 6 at 9:52 AM

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Officer Robert McKeithen, a 24-year veteran of Biloxi Police Department, has been identified as the officer who was killed Sunday night outside the city’s public safety building.




“It’s a very sad day for the City of Biloxi. A 24-year veteran for our department Robert McKeithen - and there’s no easy way to say this - was murdered last night right here in our parking lot," said Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. “Robert was an unbelievably fine policeman. He did a great job; took care of the citizens of Biloxi for almost 24 years.”

McKeithen died just after 10 p.m. after being shot multiple times outside the police headquarters, according to the chief.





Investigators say the suspect approached McKeithen outside the building in the parking lot, opening fire and shooting the officer multiple times. McKeithen was on-duty and in uniform at the time, said the chief.

“The animal that did this is still on the run. and we’re going to do everything within our power to bring him to justice for Robert and his family and for the men and women in the police department and for the citizens of Biloxi,” said Chief Miller.

The suspect entered the police department, said Chief Miller. Authorities released surveillance photos that were captured from him entering the building.

They also released a description of the suspect, saying he is a thin man between 5′7″ and 5′10″. When he approached the officer, he was wearing a black T-shirt, navy blue shorts and a rolled up red skull beanie. He also had dark high tops with red heel caps.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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Police identify man accused of killing Biloxi cop, manhunt continues; “This is not over. He is not in custody”



Updated May 6 at 6:12 PM

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Police have identified Darian Tawan Atkinson as the man accused of killing a Biloxi Police Officer.


SWAT teams from multiple agencies, including the FBI, spent nearly two hours with their weapons drawn at the apartment complex on Popps Ferry Road. Police cleared the scene, leaving the apartment complex, just after 1 p.m.

The search for Atkinson has taken police to various locations around Biloxi, all in an effort to find the man authorities say shot Officer Robert McKeithen.
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Suspect’s brother now charged in shooting death of Biloxi police officer



Updated May 7 at 8:14 AM

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The brother of the man accused of killing a Biloxi police officer is now in jail on charges related to the death.



Davian Atkinson, 21, is charged with accessory after the fact in the investigation into Officer Robert McKeithen’s death. He was booked into Harrison County Jail late Monday night following the arrest of 19-year-old Darian Atkinson.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania confirmed that Davian is the brother of Darian.

Darian Atkinson is charged with capital murder in the death of Officer McKeithen. Police say Darian Atkinson shot the Biloxi officer outside police headquarters on Sunday night.

Authorities from multiple agencies gathered Monday night as Darian Atkinson arrived at Biloxi Police Department. Getting out of the patrol car with a smile on his face, the 19-year-old murder suspect stuck his tongue out and laughed as he was walked into the station.
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