Constable charged in shooting death of Manchester man

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LONDON, Ky. (AP)- A grand jury has indicted a Laurel County constable in the fatal shooting of a Manchester man.

The Times-Tribune reports that 37-year-old Bobby Joe Smith was indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge on Friday.

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Laurel County Sheriff John Root has said Smith was attempting to serve a warrant on a man at a gas station when the shooting took place March 4.

The sheriff’s office says the man, identified as 30-year-old Brandon Stanley, died at the scene.

It was not clear if Smith had been arrested or if he had a lawyer to speak on his behalf about the case on Saturday.