Grand jury indicts homeowner who shot Kentucky officer

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Kentucky homeowner who police have said shot an officer during an incident in which he may have mistaken the lawman for a prowler.

Prosecutor Bruce Kuegel told the Messenger-Inquirer that the Daviess County grand jury indicted David Turley, Sr. on Tuesday on an assault charge.

Police have said Owensboro officer Zach Morris responded to a report of a suspicious person in October and chased a suspect into an alley, where the suspect disappeared. Morris then began looking over fences to see if the suspect was hiding and that's when the shooting occurred.

Turley's attorney, Evan Taylor, said it was unfair for his client to be indicted without being called to testify before the grand jury.



 
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