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Brother of slain officer not sure escapee killed Glen Agee

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COLLINS, MS (WLBT) - "I'm going to miss everything, especially that old grill, every time he smiled. I'll miss everything about him," said Dwight Agee. Growing up he wanted to be just like his older brother Glen Agee.

"He majored in criminal justice, so when I went to college that's what I majored in. I wanted to kind of do what he do. I looked up to him," said Dwight Agee.

Pictures of Glen Agee are displayed throughout the family home in Collins, chronicling the events of his life. He graduated from Collins High School as a basketball star, then went on to play at Mary Holmes College at West Point. 

Dwight said his brother always dreamed of being a cop and it was a proud day in June 2010 when Glen Agee officially became a JPD officer.

"You go to school, then you finally become a police officer. That can be the best feeling. I know he was so happy. I hate that it ended in tragedy though," said Dwight Agee.

Friday night Officer Agee chased after 24-year-old Latwan Smith of Jackson into a wooded area in Raymond after Smith escaped from the back of a police cruiser. Glen Agee was later found with a fatal gunshot wound to the face. Smith has been charged with his murder. 

Dwight Agee said he has a hard time believing a handcuffed, convicted felon could kill his brother.

"I don't understand it. In a way I don't think he done it, in a way I do," said Dwight Agee.

Although he was a rookie at JPD, Officer Agee had about ten years experience in law enforcement. He worked at the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Pearl, Whitfield State Hospital and as an officer at Jackson State University. Dwight Agee said Glen Agee was a strong man at six foot three inches tall and 265 pounds.

"My brother was trained to take down people. I just know he wouldn't let that dude take him down. I can't see it. I can't see it," said Dwight Agee.

Officer Agee leaves behind three daughters. His body was taken to Westhaven Funeral Home in Jackson and the family expects to finalize memorial plans Tuesday.

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