Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Former military guy shot by police acquitted of criminal threat

Here is a Wichita Eagle article reporting that Kurt Kerns won an acquittal in State v. Ware, ending a Sedgwick County criminal threat prosecution. According to the article, Mr. Ware was going to his car to get an assault rifle to break up a fight in a bar parking lot at the request of the bar owner.
Six Wichita police officers arrived at the parking lot and testified that they came up behind Ware. Three of the six fired 16 shots, including those that hit Ware.

Kerns played the jury a video taken at the scene from a bystander's cell phone showing that the assault rifle never left the vehicle before Ware's shooting.

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