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One man in custody in Bay park shooting; police still looking for second suspect

Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff) Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

One of the suspects charged in last month's murder at a park in Bay St. Louis is now in custody. Police are still looking for the second man charged in the June 6 shooting. 

Police say Armon Joseph Crawford, 18 of Gulfport, turned himself into authorities just early Sunday morning. He is charged with one count each of armed robbery, murder, and aggravated assault for indifference to human life.

Those charges stem from a shooting on June 6 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Crawford is one of two men accused of shooting D'Ante Washington in the head. Washington later died. A second man was also shot but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for the second suspect in the shooting, Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19 of D'Iberville. Simmons is also charged with murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

On Friday, Bay St. Louis Police Chief Gary Ponthieux obtained an arrest warrant for Crawford and Simmons.

Crawford was previously taken into custody for questioning in the shooting but was later released. After turning himself into police, Crawford was taken to the Hancock County jail. His bond is set at $1 million for the murder charger, $250,000 for the aggravated assault charge, and $100,000 for the armed robbery charge, for a total of $1.3 million. His court date is scheduled for Sept. 14, 2018.

Anyone with information about the shooting or with knowledge of Simmons' whereabouts is asked to contact Bay St. Louis Police Department at 228-467-9222. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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