Man charged with Boston police shooting held on $1.5M bail

By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) _ A man charged with shooting a Boston police officer has been held on a total of $1.5 million bail.

A judge on Monday set bail for Grant Headley on drug charges at $500,000 and another $1 million on gun and assault with intent to murder charge in connection with the shooting Friday of Officer Kurt Stokinger.

The drug charges stem from an alleged sale of crack cocaine on Jan. 5. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Stokinger was shot in the leg but was released from the hospital Sunday and is expected to make a full recovery.

The 27-year-old Headley shouted during his arraignment that police had tried to “assassinate” him.

His court-appointed lawyer argued for $25,000 bail, saying her client has always shown up for court.

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