Md. officer who shot fleeing suspect in court

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A District Heights officer who shot a fleeing suspect in 2012 is in court Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said opening arguments were expected to start mid to late afternoon in the trial of Johnnie Riley. The jury selection will resume around 2:30 p.m.

The officer is being charged with attempted murder, first and second degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and two counts of misconduct, according to authorities.

The September 2012 incident involved Riley making a traffic stop on a man, who he took into custody because the motorcycle he was riding had been stolen.

Authorities said, Riley ended up shooting at Kyle when he started running away with handcuffs on. He shot the man in the back.

The trial was scheduled to take place at the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, Md.


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