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Postponement in Md. shooting trial

By the Associated Press

The trial of a Baltimore police officer accused in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub has been postponed until March.

Officer Gahiji Tshamba had been scheduled for trial Friday.

He's charged with first-degree murder in the June slaying of 32-year-old Tyrone Brown, an Iraq war veteran.

A spokesman for the Baltimore state's attorney's office says the trial was postponed after a joint request from the state and the defense. The new date is March 7.

Tshamba is being held without bail. Police say he fired 13 shots at Brown from his department-issued handgun, hitting Brown 12 times.

Tshamba's attorneys don't dispute that he shot Brown but say he was acting as a police officer. They say Tshamba saw Brown grope a woman and decided to intervene, and the situation escalated from there.

By the Associated Press  | November 11, 2010; 7:48 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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