Ugly: CHL holder kills an officer
Judge: $5 million bond for man charged in Twinsburg officer's death
Originally Posted by GLOCK_27
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- A judge in Cuyahoga Falls has set bond at $5 million for the man charged in the shooting death of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian early Sunday morning.
Ashford Thompson, 23, of Twinsburg, is charged with aggravated murder.
According to a published report on cleveland.com Thompson's defense attorney Larry Zukerman claims his client acted in self-defense. Zukerman had asked for a bond of $50,000.
Police say Miktarian had pulled over Thompson for loud music and suspicion of driving under the influence early Sunday morning.
On Monday, the Cuyahoga County Coroner said Miktarian died after being shot four times in the head. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Twinsburg's police chief says Miktarian's gun was still holstered when he was found.
Bedford Police arrested Thompson shortly after the shooting.
He was reportedly still wearing the handcuffs that Miktarian had placed on one of his hands during the traffic stop.
According to Twinsburg Police, the police cruiser Miktarian was using had an in-car 'dash cam' that was inoperative, meaning that there is no recording of what happened during the traffic stop.
Thompson reportedly has a Concealed Carry permit but police say it's not clear if the weapon he had the permit for was the one used in the shooting.
Thompson remains in the Summit County Jail.