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Man sentenced to life in prison for killing of two Brookhaven police officers

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Marquis Flowers enters the courtroom. (Photo credit WLBT)

Marquis Flowers was sentenced to life on Wednesday for the killing of two Brookhaven police officers, WLBT reports.

According to the report, Flowers changed his plea to guilty for the deaths of Zach Moak and James White.

Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2018, officers responded to a shots fired call at 630 North 6th Street in Brookhaven.

The incident turned into a shootout in which the two officers were injured by gunfire.

The officers were transported and pronounced dead at Kings Daughter’s Medical Center.

Flowers has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement before. He was convicted of burglary charges in Lincoln and Pike counties. He was charged in 2017 in Natchez for taking a vehicle and four counts of auto burglary and fleeing from authorities in a high speed pursuit. Flowers was a fugitive at the time of the Brookhaven shootings.

Flowers maintains he didn’t know who he was shooting at. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

 

 

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