Two to be charged in weekend homicide

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 08:07 PM.

The suspects then traveled to Alabama where State Trooper Marcel Phillips attempted to stop them for speeding on Geneva County Rd. 57 less than two hours later. After a brief pursuit, the suspects stopped the car suddenly and shot Phillips.

“I feel like they thought they were being stopped for what they had done (in Washington County),” said Sheriff Haddock.

Shores himself was a retired law enforcement officer, having served most of his career as a game warden for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Sheriff Haddock says while law enforcement officers know the job risks, Shores’ manner of death is difficult for him to reconcile.

“They wanted to make sure he was dead,” said Haddock. “And they used whatever was available to do it ­– first their hands, a garden hoe, and then Shores’ own gun.”

“I’ve been knowing (Shores) my whole life, and as a law enforcement officer of 36 years, you expect things to happen during your tenure,” said Haddock. “But to have something happen as you just come by the old farm house where you were raised – where you should have refuge – I just don’t have the words to describe that.”

An autopsy was performed on Shores Monday, and the WCSO Crime Lab are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the FDLE Crime Lab

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