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Police Arrest Two In The Murder Of A MD State Trooper

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Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was shot and killed last Friday.
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Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was shot and killed last Friday.

By Elliott Francis

Two arrests have been made in the murder of Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown .

Authorities say 27-year-old Cyril Williams and 28-year-old Anthony A. Milton II have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 24-year-old State Trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was off-duty when he was shot last week outside a restaurant where he was working as a security guard.

"Cyril Williams was originally our person of interest who was escorted out of the Applebees restaurant for disorderly behavior," says Prince Georges County Police Deputy Chief, Kevin Davis. "He is currently being held in Baltimore on parole violation warrant."

Both men have extensive criminal records, including charges for attempted murder, drug possession with intent to distribute and handgun violations.

Davis says investigators have recovered the murder weapon, a semi-automatic handgun, and although police declined to identify the shooter, they say they think they know who pulled the trigger.

"We believe that the motive for this shooting was that Mr. Williams was upset that he was kicked out of the restaurant," says Davis, "nothing more, nothing less." "There was no known interaction between Mr. Williams and Trooper Brown prior to this incident."

Police add they believe they've arrested all principal suspects in the case.

A bond hearing for Milton is scheduled for Tuesday in Prince George's County. A court hearing has not been set for Williams.

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