Alabama
3:47 pm
Fri June 18, 2004

Charges Expected In Bham Police Killings

Birmingham, AL – Three Birmingham police officers were shot and killed Thursday afternoon when they went to a house to arrest a man for a misdemeanor. The officers were identified as Harley Chisholm the third, Charles Robert Bennett and Carlos Owen. Owen had been on the force for 26 years...Chisholm for six...and Bennett had been on the force for only three years. Kerry Spencer and Nathaniel Woods have been booked on suspicion of capital murder. Police say charges could come as early as Friday. Birmingham Police Chief Annetta Nunn says the officers went to the house with a fourth officer to arrest Woods on a misdemeanor domestic assault warrant. Someone other than Woods allegedly fired the fatal shots and was being questioned. Nunn says the fourth officer was not injured.