Gulfport police arrest man on first-degree murder charge

Gulfport police have arrested a man on a first-degree murder charge.

Police announced the arrest of Michael Gidden Kelly in a Friday press release.

Kelly’s arrest came after police responded to a shooting call at 1:55 p.m. Friday in the 13000 block of Rene Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a victim deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Kelly was arrested at the scene.

The victim has been identified, but his name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. Kelly was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.