Jury Deliberates District Heights Officer Shooting of Handcuffed Suspect

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A jury is deciding the fate of a District Heights, Md., police officer on trial for shooting a handcuffed suspect in the back.

After four days of testimony, closing arguments were presented Thursday in the trial of Sgt. Johnnie Riley on charges of attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and one count of misconduct in office.

Kalvin Kyle was riding a stolen motorcycle when Riley pulled him over in September 2012. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car but got out and started to run away. Riley fired, leaving Kyle paralyzed from the waist down.

The jury did not reach a decision Thursday and will reconvene Tuesday.

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