- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The trial of a man charged with the November 2014 attempted murder of a Gulfport police officer has been delayed.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/28KaPTs) Corey Johnson’s next court date is Aug. 15. His trial was set to start Monday.

Investigators said an officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation, when the passengers, including Johnson, fled on foot.

Investigators report Johnson tried to jump over a fence but fell down. That’s when officer Dolton Bradley jumped on top of Johnson and they began struggling.

During a preliminary hearing, an investigator testified that a police officer’s dash camera showed Bradley was shot twice during the struggle.

After being shot, Bradley was able to knock the gun out of Johnson’s hands and hold him down until another police officer arrived.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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