WHO KILLED LT. COX? - NO ARRESTS IN
"EXECUTION-STYLE" KILLING BACK IN 2008
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MICHAEL COX DIED A HERO - IF YOU HAVE
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His last action in his life was heroic.
Just before he was shot to death "execution-style" on a Norfolk, Va. side street, Navy Lt. Michael Cox, sensing the extreme danger, shoved his fiancee, daughter, and her daughter "out of the way" before his killer opened fire.
The cold-blooded murder, which took place on the morning of April 28, 2008, still baffles police. No arrests have been made.
All witnesses can recall is a blue and white van slowly drove past Cox and his companions, then doubled back and stopped.
THIS WAS A PROFESSIONAL "HIT"
A Black male exited the vehicle. He was more than six feet tall with close-cropped hair. He calmly and methodically emptied his handgun into his target, then walked back to the van and drove off.
The 40 year-old Cox, a former enlisted sailor and native of Altoona, Pa., lay dead in a pool of blood.
To this day, the trauma of that horrible event has scarred the officer's survivors. Laurie Cox, the lieutenant's ex-wife and mom of the teen-age daughter who witnessed the crime, told the Virginian-Pilot newspaper that "fear and anxiety" had caused her to relocate out of the Norfolk area.
The Virginia woman said she worried the killer might "come back someday" and harm her and her loved ones.
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