April 27, 2022

Three dead in Biloxi hotel shooting, city contractor killed, suspect dead after standoff

Mary Apel

Three people are dead after a shooting at a Biloxi hotel, and the suspect is dead after barricading himself inside a grocery store.

Coroner Brian Switzer told WLOX that the suspect in the case was Jeremy Alesunder Reynolds, 32. Reynolds is believed to have killed the victims Wednesday morning before establishing a four-hour standoff with Gulfport police.

When police finally deployed tear gas and went inside the Canal Grocery where Reynolds had holed up, they found him dead. The cause of death has not been released.

The shooting in Biloxi happened around 9 a.m. at the Broadway Inn on Walmart Lane near Highway 90, WLOX reports. The hotel owner, an employee, and a guest were the victims, according to a witness who spoke with the television station. Mohammad Moeini, 51, owner of the hotel; Laura Lehman, 61, an employee and resident of the hotel; and 55-year-old Chad Green, who also lived and worked at the motel were the names of the victims at that scene.

Authorities say they believe William Waltman, 52, was also killed by Reynolds. They say he carjacked and assaulted Waltman in Gulfport near Rio Grande Street. Waltman died in surgery. He was a public works contractor for the city of Gulfport.

The investigation continues.

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