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Man Indicted for Killing New York Officer

September 16, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Man Indicted for Killing New York Officer

A man accused of killing a police officer was indicted on six counts and released from the hospital to the county jail.

Thomas Johnson III, 38, was indicted Friday on counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, first-degree assault, and multiple weapons possession charges — one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the Sept. 3 death of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson, 32, of East Rochester, N.Y. The indictment was made public Monday, USA Today reports.

Johnson, who was wanted on a parole violation, is accused of shooting Pierson as the officer chased him on foot. Another bullet struck bystander Jamal Bollar, 24, in his leg. Bollar survived.

Pierson's partner, Michael DiPaola, then shot Johnson, who spent nearly two weeks at Strong Memorial Hospital before he was moved to Monroe County Jail. Johnson did not fire a shot at DiPaola.


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