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Murder charge for man accused of killing Florida cop

August 10, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting Florida police officer and then taunting other officers has been indicted on first-degree murder charges.

Court documents say 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret was fleeing officer Adam Jobbers-Miller after stealing a cellphone July 21 when he appeared to surrender. Investigators say video from the officer’s body camera shows Desmaret then lunged at Jobbers-Miller, knocking him onto his back. They say Desmaret pulled the officer’s gun from his belt and shot him.

Police say he then taunted other officers and fled before being shot.

A grand jury indicted Desmaret on Friday of first-degree murder and other charges, including grand theft and aggravated assault on an officer.

He’s being held without bond until a first appearance Saturday. It’s unclear if he had an attorney.

If convicted, he could face death or life in prison.

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