Social Security Office Stabbing in Mississippi
McComb, Mississippi – Branen Carter, 21, walked into a Social Security office with his mother and grandmother on July 9, and proceded to stab both of them. A security guard at the building then shot him to death.
The mother, Lee Anna Turnage, and grandmother Ann Carter, has an appointment at the Social Security office. They offered Branen a ride into McComb from Foxworth, about 40 miles east of the town.
According to Fox,
“Large numbers of law enforcement officers responded to the one-story brick building on the edge of McComb, about 100 miles south of Jackson.
Director of Communications for the Federal Protective Service, Robert Sperling, told The Clarion Ledger that his agency has a long history of using armed security guards at federal agencies it oversees.
“It’s a cornerstone. We have officers in social security offices and most federal agencies across the country, such as the IRS,” Sperling said.”
Pike County Coroner Jason Jones noted that Branen Carter died from the gunshot wound. The two ladies are reportedly in stable condition.
Mississippi man shot to death after stabbing mother, grandmother https://t.co/Mim2e0MBS6
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A Mississippi man stabbed his mother and grandmother in a federal government office and was then shot to death by a security guard. https://t.co/AuVjOoOMAL
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Deputies say a man entered a U.S. Social Security Administration office in McComb, Miss. where he stabbed a relative, and possibly a second person, and then was shot by a security guard. https://t.co/qE0W92m4Rr
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