Suspect in Bedford County homicide arrested in Maryland


BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Tico Franklin, a man taken into custody for the murder of a Bedford County man, was arraigned Wednesday.

Franklin is accused of killing 62-year-old Brian Hunter in Snake Spring Township April 24. He was taken into custody in Baltimore, Maryland April 30.

Police said Franklin fled Bedford County and traveled to Maryland in a stolen vehicle that was later recovered on Interstate 70.

According to the charges filed, Franklin got into an argument with Hunter’s daughter and “put his hands on her.” The daughter called Hunter who arrived and told Franklin to leave. Police said Franklin shot Hunter multiple times and stole a bullet-proof vest and car keys before fleeing.

Franklin has a preliminary hearing slated for May 19.

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