Death penalty sought for suspect in Indiana officer's death

Breann Leath (Indianapolis Police Officer) was fatally shot as she responded to a domestic violence call, Photo Date: June 14, 2018

By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man charged in the killing of an Indianapolis police officer who was fatally shot last year as she responded to a domestic violence call.

The Marion County Prosecutor's office on Tuesday filed a request with a local court, asking for the death penalty against Elliahs Dorsey.

He's charged in the April 2020 killing of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Breann Leath.

The 24-year-old officer was shot to death through an Indianapolis apartment's door while responding with three other officers to a domestic violence call involving Dorsey. His trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 1.

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