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Texas police arrest Alabama inmate in 1974 death of officer
By waaytv.com
Published: 11/14/2017

ALICE, Texas (AP) - Police in South Texas say they've arrested a man in the fatal 1974 shooting of a police officer following a traffic stop.

Police in Alice, about 45 miles west of Corpus Christi, announced Monday that a man currently serving a life sentence in Alabama is charged in the death of officer Matthew Murphy.

Authorities say Murphy was a narcotics officer who had returned to patrol duty at the time of the traffic stop. He was shot multiple times and died later at a hospital.

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