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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Austin police officer.
Previous coverage on LawOfficer.com:
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said Tuesday that she would pursue the death penalty against Brandon Montgomery Daniel. Daniel is charged with capital murder in the April 6 shooting death of Senior Officer Jaime Padron.
Authorities say the 40-year-old Padron responded to reports of a disturbance involving a drunk man at a Walmart around 2:30 a.m. The suspect tried to run and the officer, a former Marine, chased him. Authorities say that in the ensuing tussle, the suspect produced a semi-automatic pistol and shot Padron.
Thousands of people attended a memorial service for Padron in Austin.