Police: Man charged in Mississippi trooper’s death faces another murder charge in Gulfport

Police: Man charged in Mississippi trooper’s death faces another murder charge in Gulfport
Whittley is also accused of killing an off duty Mississippi state trooper. (Source: Gulfport Police Department)

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - One of the men accused of killing an off duty Mississippi state trooper is also a suspect in a 2019 Gulfport murder.

On Aug. 12, officers arrested Damion Keyshawn Whittley on charges of murder and robbery in connection with the death of Delfred Lewis Jr. The Bay St. Louis man was shot and killed on May 8, 2019 in the 600 block of 25th Street.

Whittley’s bail is set a $1.5 million.

Damion Whittley and two others were also arrested this weekend and charged with the murder of Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris.

Authorities said Lt. Morris was driving a mail truck for the postal service early Friday morning when he got a flat tire. Between a radio transmission asking for assistance and when that assistance arrived, Lt. Morris was shot dead as he sat in his truck on the side of U.S. 61 in Jefferson County.

The three men charged with Morris’ murder are 24-year-old Treyon Washington, 17-year-old Cdarrius Norman, and 25-year-old Damion Whittley.

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