Trial date set for Richmond officer charged with murder

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A judge has set a trial date for the Richmond Police officer charged with killing an 18-year-old.

David L. Cobb will go to trial June 14.

Investigators have said that Cobb was off-duty when he fatally shot a teenager last October at a Chesterfield gas station.

During the morning hours of Oct. 17, 2015, Cobb, a 10-year veteran with RPD, was having a vehicle washed at the Sunoco gas station at 7559 Midlothian Turnpike. A male, who was not employed by the gas station or car wash, entered the vehicle and drove it out of the wash bay.

Cobb, 47, approached the male, who was later identified as Paterson Brown of the 2000 block of Timbers Hill Road in Chesterfield, and told him to exit the vehicle, which led to a confrontation. During the confrontation, Cobb shot Brown. Brown was transported to Chippenham Hospital, where he later died.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the facts of this investigation were presented to a Chesterfield County Grand Jury. Cobb was indicted for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the incident.

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