Accused Southaven Walmart shooter waives extradition


Martez Abram

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer waived extradition during a scheduled court appearance in Tennessee.

Martez Abram appeared in court with his attorney on Friday and announced he would no longer fight extradition to Desoto County.

The news comes just days after Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sign extradition papers and sent them to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s desk for signature. In order for the extradition to take place, Lee would have had to sign them.

It’s unclear if Lee signed them before Abram’s Friday court appearance.

Authorities say Abram had been suspended from his job before he fatally shot two co-workers and a police officer. The slain employees are identified as 40-year-old Anthony Brown and 38-year-old Brandon Gales. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived.

The 39-year-old Abram has undergone treatment at a Memphis hospital since being shot by police and arrested July 30 at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi.

Several court hearings for Abram have been delayed because of his hospitalization.

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