Man accused of shooting, killing US Marshal dies
BATON ROUGE - Authorities tell News 2 the man accused of shooting and killing a U.S. Marshal serving a warrant at an East Baton Rouge motel Tuesday has died.
Jamie Croom, 31, was shot five times and rushed to the hospital after investigators say he shot Deputy Marshal Josie Wells, 27, of Mississippi on Elm Grove Garden Drive. He has since died from his injuries
Croom was also accused of killing Sinica and Lechelle Williams at the Sugar Shack in early February. Deputies said the shooting happened after a fight inside the New Roads lounge moved outside into the parking lot, and that witnesses told them Croom stood over the victims to make sure they died.
At the time, Torres called Croom the most wanted man in Pointe Coupee Parish. His criminal record includes carjacking, assault, and firearms charges as well as attempted murder charges, and Torres said Croom was on probation for firearms charges when the shooting happened.
The U. S. Attorneys Office had filed federal charges against Croom Tuesday evening. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said three of Jamie Croom's family members had outstanding warrants for their arrest and were taken into custody. Shelly Croom, Eli Edwards (Croom's half-brother), Elie Croom III, Tanisha Foster (Croom's girlfriend) and Terry Matthews have all been arrested on charges related to the shooting. More arrests are expected.
We'll have more on this developing story throughout the day on News 2.
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