MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING OFFICER INDICTED ON GUN POSSESSION

WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in an ambush has been indicted on firearm possession charges.

Preston Chyenne Johnson was indicted Thursday on three counts of illegal firearm possession.

He’s currently awaiting trial in the slaying of Kimberly Police Officer Nick O’Rear. O’Rear was shot during a pursuit on Feb. 4. He died the next day.

Johnson was charged with capital murder, attempted murder of a police officer and firing a gun at police.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alabama says 37-year-old Johnson knowingly purchased and possessed three separate firearms while being a convicted felon. It’s unclear whether Johnson has an attorney.

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3/2/2020 5:27:39 PM (GMT -6:00)

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