Retired Georgia police leader shot, killed in Mississippi

Published 7:22 pm Sunday, November 24, 2019

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.

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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.