Accused Mississippi Walmart shooter will not fight extradition back to state
Published 1:35 pm Friday, September 13, 2019
A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer won’t fight extradition to face murder charges in his home state.
Martez Abram appeared in court in Tennessee on Friday on a fugitive warrant. He waived extradition proceedings.
The 39-year-old Abram was treated at a Memphis hospital after he was shot by police and arrested July 30 at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi.
Authorities say Abram had been suspended from his job before he shot two co-workers and a police officer. The employees died. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived.
Several court hearings for Abram have been delayed because of his hospitalization.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee have signed extradition warrants.