PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A medical examiner who performed the autopsy on a Trumann police officer who was fatally shot is scheduled to testify in the trial of a man accused of killing the officer.
Prosecutors have charged Jerry Lard with capital murder in the death of Officer Jonathan Schmidt, who died during an April 2011 traffic stop.
During testimony Monday, Brian Elumbaugh said he was driving the car Schmidt stopped that night. Elumbaugh said he was ordered to get out of the car after the officer learned he had an outstanding misdemeanor violation.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that Elumbaugh was in handcuffs when Schmidt went to the passenger side of the vehicle and he saw a "flash of light."
He alleged he saw Lard emerge from the car and fire at another officer.
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