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Two men charged in Md. trooper's slaying

June 14, 2010
  • Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown, 24, is seen in an undated photo provided by Maryland State Police. Brown was shot and killed early Friday, June 11, while working security while off duty at an Applebee's restaurant in Forestville, Md.
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PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) -- Prince George's County police have charged two men in the slaying of an off-duty Maryland state trooper.

Authorities said Monday Cyril Williams and Anthony A. Milton are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 24-year-old Trooper Wesley Brown.

Brown was shot early Friday while working as a security guard at an Applebee's restaurant. Brown, who wore a jacket that identified him as an officer, was talking on a phone in the parking lot at the time, state police said.

Officials did not identify which man pulled the trigger, but said a semiautomatic handgun was used in the shooting. They say Williams was the person of interest who Brown had escorted out of the restaurant just a half-hour before the shooting.

Both men have criminal records.

Brown's cousin said Brown had eight older sisters and an older brother. Police said Brown was recently engaged to be married.

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State police said funeral services for Brown will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jericho City of Praise in Landover followed by a burial at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Suitland.

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