BATESVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Two teenagers now face felony murder charges after a Panola County constable was killed during a police chase.
Darion Dogan, 16, and Johnathan Taylor, 15, will both be charged as adults under Mississippi law, FOX 13 in Memphis reports.
The incident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday when officers from Charleston were chasing the two teenagers in a stolen vehicle, the Memphis TV station reports.
The teenagers crashed into the constable who was responding to that scene.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety identified the constable as 57-year-old Raye Hawkins of Courtland.
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Officials said the two teenagers stole a vehicle in a nearby county and were speeding through Batesville and ran into Hawkins’ car, FOX 13 reports.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.