Man shot to death by Gulfport police

Published 12:53 am Sunday, November 23, 2008

Police say a man who pulled a gun on employees at a Goodwill store in Gulfport was shot and killed by an officer.

Police Chief Alan Weatherford says the man, 59-year-old Gayron L. Sanders of Gulfport, was threatening suicide. Weatherford says the officer attempted to talk to the man and shots were fired by the man and the officer.

Weatherford says the officer wasn’t hit, but the man was shot and killed.

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The incident occurred Thursday at the Norwood Village Shopping Plaza.

Weatherford said the incident remains under investigation.