Federal security guards in Mississippi fatally shoot 21-year-old Branen Carter, after he’d stabbed his mother and grandmother during an argument at a Social Security appointment
Federal security guards shot and killed a rampaging male suspect Monday, after he stabbed his own mother and grandmother during an argument at a Social Security appointment in McComb, Miss.
Branen Carter, 21, of Foxworth, Miss., was shot to death by a security guard Monday at the federal office when he stabbed is mother, Lee Anna Turnage, and grandmother, Ann Carter on Monday, July 9
Two witnesses said there was an argument between Branen Carter and mom before he went off on his knife attacks
The mother and grandmother,Turnage, and Ann Carter, were both transported to the hospital and have so far survived
Carter was indicted in Dec 2016, when he was 20, on felony charges including statutory rape and the sexual battery of a child under 16
Ann Carter, 58, was in critical condition at Southwest Mississippi Medical Center in McComb hours after the stabbing
An allegedly out-of-control Branen Carter [photo],was shot to death by a security guard after he stabbed his mother and grandmother in a Soc. Sec. Admin office on Monday
A Mississippi man stabbed his mother and grandmother in a federal government office Monday and was then shot to death by a security guard.
Pike County Coroner Jason Jones identified the slain suspect was Branen Carter, 21.
Carter was at the Social Security Administration office in McComb with his mother, Lee Anna Turnage, and grandmother, Ann Carter.
The family came from Foxworth, about 40 miles east of McComb. JA relative told authorities that Turnage and Ann Carter had an appointment there and gave Branen Carter a ride.
Witnesses saw Branen stab his mother mother, Lee Anna Turnage [photo], and grandmother Anna Carter, before the security guards gunned him down.
The Enterprise-Journal reported that two witnesses said there was an argument between Branen Carter and Turnage before the stabbings.
Large numbers of law enforcement officers converged on the one-story brick building on the edge of McComb, about 100 miles south of Jackson.
Ann Carter, 58, was in critical condition at Southwest Mississippi Medical Center in McComb hours after the stabbing, hospital spokeswoman Tina Brumfield said.
The women were taken airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Law enforcement officers converged on the one-story brick building, [photo], agents inspect the Social Security office in McComb, Miss., following the stabbing attack Monday, July 9, 2018
Mississippi court records show Branen Carter was indicted in Marion County in December 2016, when he was 20, on two felony charges – one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery of a child between the ages of 14 and 16.
He pled guilty in May 2017 after the two felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors, The two six-month suspended sentences, enabled him to avoid spending any time in jail.
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