NAACP to check into police shooting

By The Associated Press

GAUTIER — The family of a 40-year-old man shot to death by a Pascagoula police officer has filed a complaint with the NAACP.

Police have said that the officer was responding to an assault with a weapon call at an apartment complex on July 13 when he stopped a vehicle. Police said Floyd Beverly Jr. emerged from the vehicle with a gun and was shot.

Gautier resident Edmee Beverly, the man’s mother, said Sunday that she has yet to meet with police officials.

Local NAACP president Curley Clark said his group will sit down with the police department and family next week to get questions answered. From that point, the organization will decide whether to start an investigation.