Son of slain U. S. Marshal Josie Wells born
JACKSON, Miss. - The wife of Deputy U. S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was shot and killed while he was tracking a fugitive in north Baton Rouge, gave birth to their son Thursday according to the U. S. Marshal's Service.
Channing Wells named the boy Josie Wells Jr., according to a public affairs officer with the USMS in Baton Rouge.
Wells died while serving an arrest warrant in March for 31-year-old Jamie Croom, who was accused of killing two people during a shooting in New Roads. Investigators said Wells and his task force went to a north Baton Rouge motel to arrest Croom when he started shooting at them, hitting Wells in the neck.
Well, who was 27 when he was killed, grew up in Mississippi and joined the U. S. Marshals Service shortly after graduating from Jackson State University in 2011.