Retired Georgia assistant police chief killed in Mississippi
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Police said a former Georgia assistant police chief was shot and killed during a family gathering in Mississippi.
News outlets report that 69-year-old Almond Turner was shot and killed around 8 p.m. Saturday in Meridian, Mississippi. Turner was assistant chief when he retired from the Covington Police Department in 2016. News outlets report he also served on the Newton County school board.
Meridian police Capt. John Griffith told WTOK-TV that Turner’s 41-year-old nephew, Christopher Denson, shot him during the family gathering.
The television station reports that Denson was taken into custody at his apartment complex around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.