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Suspect in firefighter's murder to be extradited

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Brandon Mackey (Source: SCMPD) Brandon Mackey (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A suspect in the murder of Isle of Hope firefighter Wesley Franklin is expected to be extradited back to Savannah sometime this week. 

Authorities arrested Brandon Mackey, 26, in Texas outside of Fort Worth. Mackey is charged with killing Wesley Franklin in a robbery attempt in Sandfly last June. Police said it was a robbery gone wrong.

Mackey is also charged with forgery and theft stemming from a September theft at the Rent-a-Center where he worked as an assistant manager. According to a police report, he stole more than $1,000 from the store, located about 3 miles from the Deb's Pub and Grub, where Franklin was shot to death. 

Mackey was arrested on May 23.

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