Harrison County Sheriff's deputies and the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team had a tip Ernie Lizana was near the 2800 block of 23rd Avenue. When they went there before 1 a.m., Lizana ran and started shooting. He was shot and killed. Lizana was wanted on an aggravated assault charge because officers believed he shot a woman in the throat.
Victim's Name: Ernie Lizana Jr.
Agency Responsible: Harrison County Sheriff's Office
Date of Death: February 5, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 3383