John Robertson Merrick (6521)

12/19/2011: Reardan Police Department Chief Gary Redmond drove his patrol car up to the front of Merrick’s vehicle and parked approximately 40 feet away. Redmond then got out of his vehicle and walked toward Merrick, giving him a verbal greeting. Merrick did not verbally respond but only stared at Redmond. Merrick then reached into the open driver’s door of his vehicle. Merrick then stood back up, pointed a handgun at Redmond and fired, killing Merrick.

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