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3 face gun charges in separate deaths of 2 Indiana officers

Three people face federal charges of illegally buying the guns used to fatally shoot two Indiana officers.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018 4:36 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three people face federal charges of illegally buying the guns used to fatally shoot two Indiana officers.

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U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Monday the three had roles in allowing two gunmen to illegally obtain the weapons used to kill Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett on March 2 and Terre Haute Officer Robert Pitts on May 4.

Court documents say 33-year-old Tiffany Dean illegally bought a handgun for her brother, 20-year-old Levi Brenton of Terre Haute, who sold it to the gunman who shot Pitts and died after a police shootout.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Dawn Rochon of Indianapolis gave a false address in buying the gun used in Pickett's death. Minkler says investigators haven't determined how the suspected gunman obtained it.

Court records didn't list defense attorneys for the three.

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