Monday, November 3, 2014
"BILOXI, MS — When Biloxi police arrived at the Royal Gulf Apartments on 190 Gateway Dr, they found two bodies and three shotgun shells. The victim was identified as Francis Smith Jr., 36, of Gulfport. He had been shot twice.
"The suspect was also dead. Police say Keith Weaver, 38, also of Gulfport was distraught over his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
"`It appears that the ex-boyfriend of the girlfriend came over and confronted her and her new boyfriend, shot her new boyfriend, then shot himself,` Sgt. Alan Bond, a Biloxi Police Detective, said.
"Bond says Weaver did not have any history of violence and that he just appeared to have snapped. As people at the Royal Gulf apartment complex learned, domestic disputes can happen anywhere, anytime and unfortunately, sometimes they have tragic endings.
"Autopsies were performed on both men Saturday afternoon. Smith had gunshot wounds to his upper chest and shoulder. His death was ruled a homicide. Weaver had one gunshot wound to his chest. His death was ruled a suicide."