Savannah, Georgia. police officer Luis Molina was found stabbed to death in his home.
(Savannah Police Department)
A teenager was charged Monday in the stabbing death of Georgia a police officer and his wife, officials said.
The victims were identified as a Savannah police officer Luis Molina, 53, and his wife, 28-year-old Akia Molina, according to WTGS-TV. The man was found dead in a house on Wilmington Island and his wife was found dead next to the door, according to Chatham County police.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of a Savannah Police officer and his wife,” Savannah police department public information officer Bianca Johnson told WGS-TV. “His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Savannah PD continues to work and cooperate with the ongoing investigation into this incident by the Chatham County Police Department.”
Michael Barber, 16, was charged with two counts of malice murder, the Chatham County District Attorney said. Despite his age, police identified him as a result of the severity of the charges, the station reported.
Barber was believed to be a relative of Akia Molina and was living with the two, according to WTGS-TV. He was arrested on the scene.
“It is a difficult day in Chatham County for the enforcement of the law for sure,” Chatham County police chief Jeff Hadley said at a press conference.
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