WREG News reported on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:18 a.m. CST, that a murder had taken place in Jackson, Tennessee. The accused murderer, Brendan Burns, has been arrested for the shooting death of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Special Agent, De’Greaun Frazier at 2:00 p.m. CST. When the former agent was participating, along with several other officers, in a controlled buy as part of an on-going drug investigation. Per police officials, Frazier had only joined the agency in February, previously, he had served on the Millington Police Department for six years, as a detective.
According to the prosecutors, the incident took place in Frazier’s car, when Burns, who was seated behind Frazier, attempted to rob him. In the process, he shot and killed him.
According to the U.S. Legal website, a controlled buy is a type of drug investigation that takes place under continuous police surveillance. The investigation involves searching a law enforcement officer to confirm that he has no contraband on his person. Then the officer is provided with funds that have been prerecorded, in order to buy drugs and transport them to the arranged area for the transaction.
As per the Tennessee Police Department, this is Burns’ second murder count. He has already been charged with committing a murder during another attempted robbery. Burns is currently in police custody in the Madison County Jail without bond.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Jeanette Smith
WREG News: Man charged with murder of TBI agent
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