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Officers testify for prosecution in trial of colleague charged in 2014 shooting of unarmed man

Officers testify for prosecution in trial of colleague charged in 2014 shooting of unarmed man

Two Baltimore police officers took the witness stand Wednesday to testify for prosecutors in the trial of their colleague, who is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an unarmed man.

Both the officers, Keven Leary and Isiah Smith, also opened fire on Michael Johansen at a corner store in December 2014 — though neither was criminally charged.

But a third officer, Wesley Cagle, is facing charges that include attempted murder. Prosecutors allege Cagle had no reason to shoot Johansen, who was already on the ground after being shot by the other officers. The officers had gone to the store for a report of a burglary and encountered Johansen in a ski...

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