Stone, says that Coleman Brackney allegedly shot James Ahern six times on Jan. 20 after the man led the officer on a high speed chase. Brackney told investigators that he fired five shots at Ahern because he thought the man was trying to run him down with his car. Brackney says he fired the sixth shot from behind the man when he threw the car in reverse, and he feared for his life.
The probable cause statement reveals a totally different scene than the one that Ahern gave investigators. The officer's dash cam shows Ahern attempting to climb out the back window of his vehicle when Ahern fired the deadly shot. Stone says dash cam video from Ahern's patrol car never shows the reverse lights coming on.
Brackney was fired April 20th after being on paid leave following the shooting.