Police looking for man & woman after deadly concert attack in Biloxi


A Gulf Coast father is dead and his three children are fatherless after a brawl at a concert turned deadly.

Biloxi Police are looking for a man and woman wanted for questioning.

Police say it happened Monday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum during the Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin concert.

The victim was 47-year-old Brad Helsel. A husband, father of three and a Veteran.

He lived in Waveland, Mississippi but worked at the ExxonMobil plant in Theodore for 20 years.

"He loved his family and he worked so hard," his daughter Gabriele Jackson said. "He was a very loving person he would open his home to anybody to help them. Growing up I always had friends who had trouble at home and he opened his home up to them and treated them as his own kids."

Helsel's daughter says at the concert a man pushed her mother. That led to a fight between her brother and that man.

She says once the concert was over, that man started to fight her brother again in the parking lot.

"They followed him out and was waiting the whole show to get out and hit him in the back of the head," she said. “My brother had him on the ground and went to let him up and let him go just to say ok stop."

She says that's when her dad was hit.

"He went to go swing at my brother, he hit my dad and my dad fell back,” she said. “My dad bit his tongue and he fell back on the ground and he was instantly pretty much brain dead."

Helsel was taken to the hospital where he later died.

After reviewing surveillance video, police released photos of this man and a woman.

"We have several investigators and that's all they're doing and trying to determine is that there are actually leads in that investigation,” Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said. “We feel confident that there will be things there that we will be able to use. "

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or any criminal activity should contact the Biloxi Police Department at (228) 392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at (228) 435-6112, the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898.

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