Newlyweds Shot on Gulf Coast

By: Network News Service
By: Network News Service

Murder and assault charges have been filed against an off duty Gulfport firefighter for allegedly exchanging gunfire with a newly wed couple and killing his ex-girlfriend's husband.

Gulfport police say Drew Brown, 28, got into an altercation with Richard Andrew Williams, 30, of Forest, Va., and his new bride, 28-year-old Erin Tomkins, at a home in Gulfport. Brown was arrested Sunday.

"Upon arrival of the patrol officers, Gulfport Police Department found three individuals that had been shot, one being a suspect, later identified as Brown, Drew Brown. The other two individuals along with him were transported to a local hospital," said Capt. Alfred Sexton of the Gulfport Police Department.

Brown's bond was set at $2 million.

Friends said Williams was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. He returned from Iraq several months ago.


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