Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Bristol, Virginia police officer indicted on murder charge
breaking

Bristol, Virginia police officer indicted on murder charge

{{featured_button_text}}
Police Involved Shooting

File photo

BRISTOL, Va.—A grand jury in Bristol, Virginia, has indicted a city police officer on a murder charge in connection with a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Officer Jonathan Brown was indicted by the grand jury following the death of Jonathan Kohler in the area of the Rodeway Inn on Euclid Avenue on March 30, according to a news release from the city manager's office.

Brown has also been indicted on charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a murder and malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle. The indictment was signed Monday.

The officer was previusly suspended with pay pursuant to city policy regarding officer-involved shooting investigations. He has now been suspended without pay pending the completion of an internal investigation.

The city said it does not condone the use of unnecessary use of force.

rsorrell@bristolnews.com | 276-645-2531 | Twitter: @RSorrellBHC | Facebook.com/robertsorrelltn

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

A father’s gift to his son is keeping the doors open at one of Damascus’ favorite eateries. When Damascus resident Nelson Diggs learned that Mojo’s Trailside Café & Coffee House was up for sale a few months ago, he sent a text to his son, Bobby Diggs, asking him if he’d like to operate his own restaurant.

Recommended for you

Welcome to the Conversation

No name-calling, personal insults or threats. No attacks based on race, gender, ethnicity, etc. No writing with your caps lock on – it's screaming. Keep on topic and under 1,500 characters. No profanity or vulgarity. Stay G- or PG-rated.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alerts