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About US Marshal Deputy Josie Wells

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Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office) Jamie Croom (Source: Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office)
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    Fugitive charged with murder after US Marshal killed in shootout

    Fugitive charged with murder after US Marshal killed in shootout

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 12:45 PM EDT2015-03-10 16:45:02 GMT
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    A US Marshal is dead and a suspect wanted in a double murder was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shootout in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge. United States Attorney Walt Green announced 31-year-old Jamie D. Croom has been charged with the murder of Deputy United States Marshal Josie Wells.Officials with the US Marshals Office say Wells was a part of a task force serving an arrest warrant. Croom was wanted on first degree murder charges in the deaths of two people.The shooting happe...More >>
    A US Marshal is dead and a suspect wanted in a double murder was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a shootout in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge. United States Attorney Walt Green announced 31-year-old Jamie D. Croom has been charged with the murder of Deputy United States Marshal Josie Wells.Officials with the US Marshals Office say Wells was a part of a task force serving an arrest warrant. Croom was wanted on first degree murder charges in the deaths of two people.The shooting happe...More >>
SCOTLANDVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

US Marshal Josie Wells was taken to Lane Regional Medical Center by fellow deputies after he was shot Tuesday morning. He was part of a task force serving an arrest warrant to a suspect wanted for a double homicide.

Wells died from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

For anyone in law enforcement, this is a nightmare situation, and the grief was evident as US Marshal Kevin Harrison recapped the events to the media.

"During that apprehension, one of our deputies, a United States Marshal was gravely wounded. We won't have a whole lot to say beyond that as you can imagine because of our ongoing investigation," said US Marshal Kevin Harrison.

Harrison also said Wells was from Mississippi.

WAFB's sister station WLOX in Biloxi confirmed Wells attended East Central High School in Hurley, MS. When describing Wells, East Central High School Principal James Hughey said, "He was a tremendous student. He was very well liked." He also said a secretary across the hall from him was quite broken up to hear about Wells, because while he was in school, "that was her favorite."

Wells graduated from East Central in 2006.

The spokeswoman for the Jackson Police Department posted on social media that Wells' brother is part of the 40th Police Recruit Class.

The suspect in Tuesday morning's shooting, Jamie Croom, was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was transported by ambulance, and his condition is unknown at this time.

Officials say he was shot multiple times. The shooting is under investigation.

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