Ronald Melvin Cox (6998)

7/12/2012: Police were serving a search warrant in relation to the attempted murder of a 15-year-old when they encountered Cox at his home, shortly before midnight. Cox's niece was arrested in that house. As a separate matter Cox is said to have confronted police in his upstairs bedroom with a 3-foot sword, and he was shot to death.

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