ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Jan 12, 2019, 1:45 PM ET

Michigan police arrest 2 in soldier's New Year's Eve slaying


Police in southern Michigan have arrested two suspects in the New Year's Eve slaying of a soldier who was fatally shot while on leave.

The St. Joseph Township Police Department said Saturday that the suspects were arrested in 23-year-old Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III's killing after authorities received a tip.

Police said no additional information, including the suspects' names, will be released until they are arraigned.

Berrien County Prosecutor Mike Sepic will release more information Monday.

Hassel was shot Dec. 31 while visiting his family for the holidays. He died at a hospital from multiple gunshot wounds.

Hassel's obituary says he enlisted in the Army in 2015 and was recently promoted to sergeant. He and his wife, Spc. Kemia Martin, have one son.

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  • Hank R

    What a loss for him, his family and friends.

  • William Bahr

    sgt in 3 years. he wasn't just a soldier. Sounds like he was an exceptional one at that. RIP dear military brother.

  • Red Hawk

    Guy serves in the Army and is killed on US soil. Hope the accused upon conviction never see the light of day

  • BluntNotPC

    I HOPE for his family's sake he enrolled in Service Members Life Insurance at maximum benefit.

  • chameleonlife

    RIP young soldier! Condolences on your loss to his young active Army wife, son, and family.