Jury selection begins in trial of man charged with killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon

BARNSTABLE, M.A. (WLNE) — A man accused of shooting and killing Yarmouth Police Sergeant, Sean Gannon, appeared in Barnstable Superior Court Monday as his trial begins on the Cape.

Thomas Latanowich is being charged with first degree murder and 7 other charges in relation to the 2018 death of Sergeant Gannon.

Jury selection started Monday morning, but several potential jurors have already been dismissed after acknowledging they are familiar with the story and already held biases against Latanowich.

Latanowich’s lawyer, Joseph Krowski of Brockton, asked the judge for a second time to move the trial off of the Cape, citing extensive media coverage of the case and trial in the area.

The judge denied his request.

Latanowich is accused of shooting and killing Sergeant Sean Gannon in 2018, while Gannon and his police K-9 Nero were trying to serve him on an arrest warrant at a house in Marstons Mills. 

Nero survived the incident but Gannon did not.

Police on the Cape describe Latanowich as a career criminal, who has tallied hundreds of charges and dozens of arrests over the years.

Jury selection was not finished Monday and will resume again Tuesday morning in Barnstable Superior Court. 

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