American cops targeted by gunmen
The streets of America ran blue with the blood of fallen cops in a dizzying four-day frenzy of violence.
A “timid, shy” man who worked in an Indianapolis tattoo parlour blew away veteran officer, Lt. Aaron Allan.
Jason Brown, 28, flipped his 2004 BMW with the personalized plate “INKMAN” and when Allan approached, the father of one opened fire. He is being held without bond.
“Jason’s just not a person who will go out there and wave a gun or shoot a cop,” pal Traci Wagner told the Indianapolis Star. “Something had to have happened.”
Wagner added that Brown didn’t drink and “wasn’t strung out on drugs.”
-Two California cops are in hospital after being shot during a scuffle with a man allegedly breaking into his ex-wife’s home. One of the cops was shot in the torso, lower leg and head while the other cops was also shot in the torso. Both are in stable condition.
-An Ohio police officer who was shot four times while responding to a domestic violence call last month has been released from hospital. Uniontown police Sgt. David White thanked the doctors and nurses who treated him at Summa Health in Akron. The 25-year police veteran was shot July 9 while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home in Uniontown.
-Video from a police dashboard camera and witnesses, along with DNA evidence, are expected to play a big role as a white former St. Louis officer goes to trial this week for killing a black suspect nearly six years ago. Jason Stockley is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Charges were filed last year after then-Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce cited unspecified new evidence.