Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Grand jury issues indictments in Kentucky officer's death

(AP) — A grand jury has indicted four co-defendants in the fatal shooting of a central Kentucky police officer and in the attempted robbery he was investigating.

Multiple media outlets report a Madison County grand jury Tuesday indicted 34-year-old Raleigh Sizemore of Richmond, the man accused of shooting 33-year-old Daniel Ellis.

Sizemore faces murder, two counts of attempted murder and four other charges.
Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith would not say whether he will seek the death penalty against Sizemore.

Ellis died Nov. 6, two days after he was ambushed and shot in the head while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect.

Twenty-five-year-old Gregory Ratcliff also was indicted on four charges, including complicity to murder. Forty-four-year-old Rita Creech and 35-year-old Carl Banks are facing charges related to the attempted robbery.