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Man accused of killing officer Croom is charged with capital murder.

The man accused of killing an officer and mother last week has has been charged with capital murder.and first degree murder.

Authorities said Dante Bender shot and killed officer Kennis Croom and Brittany Jones the afternoon of Thursday, June 9 in Meridian.

Croom was shot after responding to a domestic violence call.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Officers found Jones dead inside the home.

The manhunt for Bender ended the next day in Ackerman where he was captured at a gas station.

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