Grand jury indicts suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted an Indiana man on charges that would make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective and FBI task force officer.

Federal officials say 45-year-old Shane Meehan of Terre Haute was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder of a federal officer, attempted arson of federal property and using a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.

The charges stem from the July 7 killing of Officer Gregory Ferency.

The murder and firearms charges are capital-eligible offenses, punishable by lifetime imprisonment or death.

The 53-year-old Ferency was shot as he emerged from an FBI office.

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