The Latest: Indianapolis man arraigned in officer's slaying
Aug. 09, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indianapolis man charged with fatally shooting a police officer (all times local):
A man accused of fatally shooting an Indiana police officer who stopped to help him has been formally arraigned.
A Marion County judge entered a not guilty plea Wednesday on behalf of 28-year-old Jason D. Brown of Indianapolis.
Brown is charged with felony murder count in the July 27 killing of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan. The officer had stopped to help Brown after a car crash.
Court documents say Brown was dangling upside down in his overturned car when Allan approached. Brown allegedly opened fire on Allan, who suffered 11 gunshot wounds.
Brown answered with "yes, ma'am" as the judge asked him if he understood the charges and the penalties he could face if convicted. Prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty.
Southport is a municipality on Indianapolis' south side.
An Indianapolis man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who was helping him following a car crash is due in court for his initial hearing.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jason D. Brown is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Brown was charged last week with one felony count of murder in the July 27 killing of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan.
His hearing was delayed twice because he was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds after two officers fired on him following Allan's shooting.
Court documents say Brown was dangling upside down in his car after it overturned in a crash when Allan approached to help him. Brown allegedly opened fire on Allan, who suffered 11 gunshot wounds.
Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive in the slaying of the 38-year-old father of two.