An air force veteran, who served the department for 24 years and was credited for saving the lives of four special needs children, was shot killed by a mystery assailant outside the Mississippi police station on Sunday.
The veteran, Robert McKeithen, was identified by on Monday as reported by Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. As reported by Miller, McKeithen, who was to retire by the end of 2019, was also the winner of the Medal of Valor.
McKeithen was shot nearby his patrol car multiple times that was parked outside Biloxi Police Department’s headquarters Sunday night. He was rushed immediately to the hospital but could not be saved.
In a statement to the reporters on Monday, Miller said,
The animal that did this is still on the run and we are going to do everything within our power to bring him to justice for Robert and his family, for the men and women of the Biloxi Police Department, and for the citizens of Biloxi,
Talking of the shooter, the identity and the reason behind the attack is unknown, but the officials have claimed a reward of $5000 upon information leading to the arrest of the shooter.
Further, Miller also said that the shooter got into the police headquarter before the incident, who "seemed a bit nonchalant."
Surveillance cameras image has been released which show a man around 5-7 to 5-10 in height, dressed up in a red beanie cap, black shirt, and navy blue shorts.
While the culprit ran off immediately after shooting McKeithen, Miller claimed on Monday morning that he must still be in the area.
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