Md. Police Officer Charged in Shooting of Suspect

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012  |  Updated 9:01 PM EDT
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Md. Police Officer Charged in Shooting of Suspect

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A District Heights police officer was indicted on an attempted murder charge after authorities say he shot a handcuffed suspect in the back.

Johnnie Riley, a sergeant with the department, turned himself in Thursday afternoon to face charges including attempted murder and assault, Prince George’s County prosecutors said. He faces a bond review hearing Friday morning.

Riley is accused of shooting Kalvin Kyle in September after a traffic stop. Authorities said Riley pulled Kyle over on suspicion of riding a stolen motorcycle and put him in the back of a police cruiser to secure the scene. As Kyle took off running, Riley allegedly shot him in the back. Kyle survived the shooting but was injured.

A phone message left with Riley's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

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