Teen indicted in May slaying of Biloxi police officer

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – A teenager has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the May shooting of a Biloxi police officer.

Darian Tawan Atkinson has been jailed without bail since his arrest after Robert McKeithen was shot to death in the parking lot of the Biloxi police station.

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News outlets report no date has been set for Atkinson’s arraignment. Atkinson could face a death sentence if convicted.

A detective said earlier the suspect walked 8 miles from his mother’s home to the Biloxi police station with the goal of killing a police officer.

Atkinson was arrested later when an off-duty Biloxi officer spotted him walking along a road in Wiggins. Police say Atkinson’s brother drove him there.

The brother and others face charges for allegedly aiding him.

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