- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A Fort Wayne man whose 2014 murder charges were dropped after a witness was accidentally killed by a train now faces attempted murder charges for allegedly trading gunfire with police.

WANE-TV (bit.ly/1JS3T4o ) reports that 26-year-old Charles Benson is accused of firing at an unidentified Fort Wayne officer after running from a car in which he was a passenger following a Saturday afternoon traffic stop. Police say the officer shot back. Neither man was wounded.

Benson was also charged with resisting arrest by fleeing and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. It could not be immediately determined whether Benson has hired an attorney.

Murder charges against Benson involving a 2014 shooting were dropped in May 2015 after a key witness was struck and killed by a train.


Information from: WANE-TV, https://www.wane.com/

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