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Third attempted murder charge in Indiana police shooting

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Evidence markers dot the scene, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, on Richmond, Ind., where Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton was critically wounded and a man was injured in a shootout following a traffic stop.
Evidence Markers Richmond Police Dotted at Scene in Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 Police Officer Sheila Barton was seriously injured and a man was injured in a shootout after a traffic stop. Photo credit: Mike Emery /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RICHMOND, Indiana (AP) — Prosecutors say the third attempted murder charge involved shooting an Eastern Indiana police officer in the head during a traffic stop and suspecting drugs. It is a charge of attempted murder against a man accused of investigating.

The Wayne County Attorney's Office has launched a new indictment against Philip He Matthew He Lee, 47, of Richmond for shooting and killing a third officer in the August 10 incident. Did. Due to the surcharge, the judge on Thursday increased Lee's bond from his $1 million to his $1.5 million.

Richmond Police Officer Sheila Barton remains in critical condition at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was due to get married on Friday.

Lee was also shot and is being treated at Dayton Hospital.

Lee appeared in court from his hospital bed on Friday and filed a plea of ​​not guilty. He was also appointed attorney during his 11-minute court appearance. When asked when his last job was, he said: He really doesn't remember," WRTV-TV reported.

Lee's moped was stopped by police on her August 10th, and Barton was called in to help her police dog, indicating a possible drug presence.

Burton, 28, is a veteran of the Richmond division where he has been for four years.

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