Family, friends gather today to remember fallen U.S. Marshal
MOSS POINT, MS - Family and friends will gather Tuesday morning to say goodbye to U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge a week ago.
Josie Wells was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge motel last week. The man accused of shooting him was also wanted on double murder charges in New Roads.
Jamie Croom had been on the run from Point Coupee Parish authorities for the past month. Detectives believe he was responsible deaths of Sinica and Lichelle Williams at the Sugar Shack in February. Croom was shot five times after shooting and killing Wells and died at a local hospital the following night.
A day after the shooting, a procession escorted Wells' body from Baton Rouge to his hometown of Moss Point, Mississippi. Wells, 27, was a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marshal. After his death, News 2 learned he and his wife were expecting a child.
His funeral service is at 11 a.m. at Wade Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest at Davis Chapel Cemetery afterward.