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Crime Navy Veteran Killed in N.J. Protecting Girlfriend During Carjacking, Suspect Arrested in Fla.

20:05  22 october  2021
20:05  22 october  2021 Source:   people.com

What we know about the Norway bow and arrow attack

  What we know about the Norway bow and arrow attack Five people have been killed in the town of Kongsberg in the country's deadliest attack in years.A 37-year-old Danish man has been arrested and is being questioned by police, who have not ruled out terrorism.

Authorities in Florida have arrested a New Jersey man wanted for allegedly killing a U.S. Navy veteran during a fatal carjacking last month, PEOPLE confirms.

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James Lewis, 51, was tracked to a residence in Winter Haven, Fla., on Tuesday, where he was taken into custody and charged with murder in the shooting death of Troy Traynham.

Troy Traynham served with the Navy, in an agency formerly called the Defense Investigative Service © Facebook Troy Traynham served with the Navy, in an agency formerly called the Defense Investigative Service

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced the arrest in a statement.

Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect

  Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and wounded three in a quiet Norwegian town this week is facing a custody hearing Friday. He won't appear in court because he has confessed to the killings and has agreed to being held in custody. Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen was arrested Wednesday night, 30 minutes after he began his deadly rampage targeting random people. Police have described the attack as an act of terror.

Traynham, 59, was shot on Sept. 18 in East Orange, N.J.

According to the statement, Traynham was shot outside his apartment building as he was helping a woman unload groceries from her car.

"It is alleged that Lewis shot Traynham and carjacked the woman," reads the statement.

Polk County Sheriff's Office James Lewis © Provided by People Polk County Sheriff's Office James Lewis

Traynham was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m.

After the killing, Lewis fled to Florida, the statement alleges.

He remains in custody in Florida, awaiting extradition.

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NJ.com reports that Traynham's relatives had said he died protecting his girlfriend from the armed carjacker.

The site reports that Traynham served with the Navy, in an agency formerly called the Defense Investigative Service, which conducted various personnel security investigations under the Department of Defense.

He most recently worked as a security specialist and chef for hotels and restaurants in New York and New Jersey.

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The Navy has seen better days. In the 1980s, it reached nearly 600 ships and became an ever-present reminder of U.S. strength around the world. Today, we are just short of 300 vessels, a ceiling we have been unable to crack in 15 years. Under President Joe Biden’s direction, the fleet would shrink further. © (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) A television cameraman videotapes the USNS John Lewis before a christening ceremony Saturday July 17, 2021, in San Diego. Over the last six months, everyone in charge of the Navy has said they support the goal of building the fleet up to 355 ships.

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