Accused Cop Killer Arrested

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A teenager wanted in the slaying of a Crystal Springs, Miss., police officer was taken into custody Monday night.

Authorities say 19-year-old Christopher Bridges, of Hazlehurst, was arrested Monday night without incident in a mobile home near his rural residence.

The capture ended a massive manhunt for the suspected killer of 32-year-old police officer Timothy Webster. Bridges is accused of using Webster's .45 service pistol to shoot the rookie policeman in the left side above his bullet-resistant vest.

The shooting occurred about 10:00 p.m. Saturday in Crystal Springs, following a traffic stop that police say involved a struggle between Webster and Bridges.

Bridges' mother, Bobbie Bridges, and another woman, Dorthea Nelson, have been charged with aiding and abetting. Christopher Bridges has been charged with capital murder. All three are being held at the Copiah County Detention Center.

Authorities say Bridges was recently released from a youth correctional facility after serving about a year for grand larceny.


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