2 arrests made in the murder of Tyrone Hassel III

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of military member Tyrone Hassel IIl.

According to a press release from the St. Joseph Township Police Department, officials received a tip on January 11 regarding the Tyrone Hassel III homicide investigation.

Information on the suspects have not been released pending arraignment.

Officials believe Hassel, an Army Sergeant, had been targeted.

Berrien County Prosecutor Mike Sepic is expected to issue a press release on Monday, January 14.

Tyrone Hassel III's father Tyrone Hassle Jr. said hearing of the arrests made him relive the tragic moments. 

"Even when I heard the news it was still heart breaking, my chest started hurting," Hassel Jr. said. 

Hassel was killed New Year's Eve while home visiting family for the holidays.

The Berrien County Sheriff's Department Detective Bureau, Michigan State Police and the Berrien County Homicide Task Force assisted St. Joseph Township Police in the investigation.

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