Suspect accused of shooting officer faces a judge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspect accused of shooting officer faces a judge

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The man accused of shooting a Memphis police officer faced a judge on Monday for the first time since the shooting. He claims he was attacked by officers while in custody.

Angelia Hill is convinced her son, 29-year-old Daniel Jefferson, is a victim of police brutality.

He's accused of shooting police officer Robert Armour. He told his mom over the phone that shortly after the arrest when he was taken to the Raines' police station, officers beat him.

Jefferson appeared to be in good spirits for his Monday arraignment. He did not have any obvious signs of injury. He waved and blew kisses to his mom and other family members inside the courtroom.

Jefferson is a convicted felon, who now faces attempted first-degree murder charges in the shooting of the MPD officer.

Jefferson told WMC Action News 5 by phone that he did not shoot Armour.

Monday in court, Jefferson told Judge Gerald Skahan that he had not yet hired an attorney. The judge reset Jefferson's case to April 13. He remains in jail on a $2 million bond.

As he was being escorted out of the courtroom, his mother blew a kiss and Jefferson smiled as he walked away.

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