Trial Starts for Suspect in Speedway Shooting

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ The trial has started for a second suspect in a shooting that wounded an off-duty officer guarding a vault at the Kansas Speedway.

Nolden Garner is charged in Wyandotte County District Court with the October 2006 shooting of Kansas City Police Det. Susan Brown. She was working security at the track for a NASCAR race.

A co-defendant, Fredrick Douglas, was sentenced last month to more than 48 years in prison for attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated robbery.

Authorities allege the two men fired several shots at Brown, even after she had fallen to the ground, and took her handgun.

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