Charges filed in Brookhaven shooting

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, May 23, 2009

Three people have been charged with capital murder and armed robbery in Brookhaven.

Assistant Police Chief Nolan Jones says the charges are related to Wednesday’s shooting death of 21-year-old James Braswell.

Jones says charges were filed Thursday against 17-year-old Latonio Terrell Hamilton, 20-year-old Tygwan L. Berry and 19-year-old Marvin L. Truss, all of Brookhaven. The three were being held Friday in the Lincoln County Jail without bond pending an initial court appearance.

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Jones says an investigation shows Braswell was in his vehicle with two women when three men flagged the car down and asked for money. Jones says Braswell was shot as he tried to drive off. The women were not hurt.

An investigation continues.