A police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man on Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama, will face murder charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. The officer, Aaron Smith, was white, and the victim, 58-year-old Greg Gunn, was black, leading many to suspect the shooting may have been racially motivated. A warrant was issued for Smith’s arrest and he was in custody Wednesday, Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey said.
Gunn was fatally shot early Thursday morning while walking to his mother’s home in Mobile Heights. Smith later told law enforcement he thought Gunn looked “suspicious,” according to the Washington Post. Read more.
NBC News: Pennsylvania prosecutors on Wednesday announced they have charged
comedian Bill Cosby in an alleged sexual assault encounter with a woman
12 years ago. Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault, a
felony, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.
Photo: Bradley Stone (left) is suspected in the shooting deaths of six people, including his ex-wife Nicole Hill (right), the Montgomery County District Attorney said. He’s also accused in shooting a man. (Photo credit: NBC10)
Reports: NFL star Peterson indicted in child injury case
ESPN: Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports.
Montgomery County sheriff investigators said they received the case earlier this year and that Peterson has been cooperative with them. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office told ESPN that Peterson has not been arrested.