UPDATE: AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY FATALLY SHOT POLICE OFFICER

WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) – A man is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of an Alabama police officer who was fatally wounded during a chase.

Kimberly Mayor Bob Ellerbrock tells a news conference that city police officer Nick O’Rear was killed.

Jefferson County jail records show 37-year-old Preston Chyenne Johnson is charged with capital murder in the death of a police officer.

News outlets report that police tried to stop a vehicle on Interstate 65 late Tuesday and the driver wouldn’t pull over.

A patrol car from the town of Kimberly joined in and the officer was shot. Ellerbrock describes the killing as an ambush.

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2/5/2020 1:42:52 PM (GMT -6:00)

 

 

WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) – A man is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of an Alabama police officer who was fatally wounded during a chase.

Kimberly Mayor Bob Ellerbrock said a city officer died in the shooting.

Jefferson County jail records show 37-year-old Preston Chyenne Johnson was charged with capital murder in the death of a police officer a few hours after his arrest.

News outlets report that police tried to stop a vehicle on Interstate 65 late Tuesday and the driver wouldn’t pull over.

A patrol car from the town of Kimberly joined in and the officer was shot. Authorities didn’t immediately release the officer’s name.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

2/5/2020 9:30:38 AM (GMT -6:00)

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