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Virginia Officer Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charge in On-Duty Death

September 04, 2015  | 

A Portsmouth, Va., police officer was indicted and booked Thursday on charges tied to the shooting death of an 18-year-old outside the Frederick Boulevard Wal-Mart in April, reports the Virginian-Pilot.

Stephen David Rankin, 36, faces charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the death of William Chapman II.

Rankin had previously been cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting in 2011.

He has been fired, interim Police Chief Dennis Mook said in a statement.

Rankin's attorney, Nicole Belote, confirmed that no bond was set Thursday and that he is scheduled for a hearing this morning.

A trial date will be set once Rankin is arraigned, Morales said at a news conference Thursday.


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