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TWO INDIVIDUALS CHARGED IN DEATH OF HENDERSONVILLE POLICE OFFICER

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Two men who fled from Tennessee authorities have been charged in the death of an officer who was struck by a vehicle during the pursuit.

Kevin Jordan and Emani C. Martin Jr., both age 19, were charged with reckless homicide in the death of Hendersonville Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol. Both men face homicide, felony reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Bristol was driving after a fleeing car that crashed while attempting to merge onto an interstate. Jordan, the driver of the vehicle, was immediately arrest but Martin fled on foot.

Bristol followed Martin across the highway and was fatally struck by an SUV. Martin was later arrested.

The arrest warrant said Jordan and Martin caused Bristol’s death because they created “substantial and unjustifiable risk that the pursuing officer would be killed.”

(Photo in story is Officer Bristol)


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