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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Niece Of Suspect In Trooper Murder Facing Charges

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Niece Of Suspect In Trooper Murder Facing Charges

Eddyville, KY (KTRS) An 18-year-old north county woman is in custody following a manhunt for a suspect in the death of a Kentucky state trooper. Ambrea Shanks of Florissant is charged with first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. She is the niece of Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks and was in the car when he shot and killed […]

Niece Of Suspect In Trooper Murder Facing Charges

Eddyville, KY (KTRS) An 18-year-old north county woman is in custody following a manhunt for a suspect in the death of a Kentucky state trooper.

Ambrea Shanks of Florissant is charged with first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. She is the niece of Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks and was in the car when he shot and killed Trooper Joseph Ponder on Sunday night according to investigators. Police say Johnson-Shanks was fatally shot by police yesterday morning when he refused to drop his weapon.

Another woman and two children were also in the car. That woman hasn’t been charged in the case.

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