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Lee County sheriff's deputies capture murder suspect

Gregory Freeman | Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department

Gregory Freeman is suspected of killing a woman in Lauderdale County.

Posted: Apr. 22, 2019 10:52 AM
Updated: Apr. 22, 2019 11:05 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County sheriff’s deputies captured a murder suspect on Saturday.

The suspect, identified as Gregory Freeman, was reportedly driving north on Highway 45 in a burgundy Ford SUV.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, deputies positioned themselves along the highway near the Chickasaw County line, as well as at the Shannon and Brewer exits.

A Lee County deputy saw the vehicle traveling north near the Shannon exit and alerted other deputies.

Freeman was captured after sheriff’s deputies deployed “stop sticks” at the Brewer exit.

According to WTOK-TV in Meridian, Freeman is suspected of shooting a woman Saturday morning.

The woman later died at a hospital.

Freeman is charged with one count of murder and one count of motor vehicle theft in Lauderdale County.

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