Montgomery police officer indicted for murder in unarmed black man’s shooting in February

Aaron Smith, in the white shirt, with his lawyer (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Aaron Smith, in the white shirt, with his lawyer (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A white Montgomery police officer was indicted Friday on a murder charge for the shooting death of an unarmed black man earlier this year.

Gregory Gunn (Photo: Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Gregory Gunn (Photo: Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

The victim, Gregory Gunn, died February 25. Investigators say Gunn, 58, was hit with a stun gun three times, beaten with a baton and shot five times by Officer Aaron Smith. Smith actually fired his weapon seven times.

A grand jury reviewed evidence in the case and indicted Smith on the murder charge. The case will now go to trial.

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