Death Penalty Possible For Accused Killer of Lt. Aaron Allan
INDIANAPOLIS -- The man accused of killing a Southport Police Department lieutenant who was trying to help him could face the death penalty.
Jason Brown is accused of shooting Lt. Aaron Allan multiple times after flipping his car near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Maynard Drive on the afternoon of Thursday, July 27.
Lt. Allan was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Allan was laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery on Saturday after a public funeral at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.
Brown is charged with murder in Lt. Allan's death. He made his first court appearance in Marion County court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to that charge. Brown is also charged with possession of marijuana.
Call 6 Investigates has learned that the prosecutor has begun to review whether or not to pursue the death penalty. No decision has been made at this time.
Brown's trial date is set for October 16. If the death penalty is on the table, it's likely that trial date will be pushed back.
Neither Brown, nor his lawyer, addressed the media at Wednesday's hearing.
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