Amazon announces new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Madison County, Miss.

After a Friday incident in which a man shot and killed a woman in an Amazon facility at Horn Lake before later being shot to death by Memphis police, the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Madison County continues to prepare for a July 18 opening.

“We’re heartbroken by this violent act, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the victim’s family,” Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel said in a statement. “We are working to support our team and ensure their safety. We’re also working closely with the police department as they lead the response and investigate.”

According to The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the woman killed was Friday morning and later identified as 44-year-old Ebony Crockett. 

The man killed was identified as Corey Brewer, 45, of Memphis.

Brewer was shot on the interstate at about 3:20 p.m., according to a Twitter statement by the Memphis Police Department, and no officers were injured.

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