Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hunt for killer posing as highway patrolman who pulls over victims late at night and shoots them

Victim: Thomas Schlender, 74, was found in his car on Interstate 55 in Panola County on May 8

Two shooting victims along Mississippi highways may have been killed by someone who posed as law enforcement and pulled them over late at night, authorities said Monday.

Investigators were not releasing many details, including whether they believe a single gunman is responsible or what type of weapon was used, said DeSoto County district attorney John Champion.

Champion said the shootings are related, but there's no evidence to suggest that the victims knew each other.

'We do not have any witnesses at this point,' Champion said. 'We're asking the community for help.' Read More