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Gulfport firefighter accused of shooting guest in his home fired


GULFPORT, Mississippi — A Gulfport firefighter accused of shooting a guest in his home has been fired.

The Sun Herald reports ( the fire department placed 54-year-old Scott Stuckey on suspended leave with pay after his Nov. 1 arrest. He is accused of shooting a house guest in a leg during an argument around the same time someone called Gulfport police to report a woman had been raped at his residence.

Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt said he could not comment on the termination because it's a personnel matter.

The decision to fire Stuckey was reached Monday afternoon.

He faces a charge of aggravated assault.

Stuckey was released from the Harrison County jail on a $25,000 bond shortly after his arrest.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Stuckey.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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