Men Posing as Federal Agents Kill Man in Prichard

By: AP
By: AP

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) - Police say three men posing as federal agents kicked their way inside a Prichard home, fatally shot one man and held four others at gunpoint.

Prichard spokeswoman Latoya Veal identified the victim of Wednesday's early morning attack as 31-year-old Taurus Terrell Russell. He was shot once in the torso and pronounced dead at the
scene. No one else in the home was injured.

The Mobile Press-Register reports that the attackers posed as agents for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives. They searched the home for money and left with a television.

Police are still searching for the suspects. Veal said investigators do not believe the victim was randomly targeted, but would not explain why.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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