Man accused in wounding of police officer pleads not guilty
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who authorities say shot and wounded an Indianapolis police officer during a December drug raid has pleaded not guilty.
WXIN-TV reports 39-year-old Christopher Johnson, who was wounded in a shootout with police on Dec. 13, made his first court appearance Wednesday in the case.
Police say Johnson fired multiple shots at officers as they served a narcotics search warrant at a home. Police say Officer Arthur Sibley was hit in the arm. Police said five SWAT officers returned fire, hitting Johnson multiple times. He was hospitalized afterward.
Johnson faces federal charges, including possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He also faces charges in Marion County, including five counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Information from: WXIN-TV, http://fox59.trb.com/news/