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District attorney seeks death penalty in fatal shooting of off-duty Griffin police officer

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GRIFFIN, Georgia — A prosecutor says he is seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing an off-duty Griffin police officer outside a Waffle House.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/Z1OlVz ) Spalding County District Attorney Scott Ballard on Friday filed notification he will pursue the death penalty. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted 30-year-old Michael Dwayne Bowman in the May 31 fatal shooting of Officer Kevin Jordan.

Bowman faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Jordan was a 43-year-old father of seven. Police say he was working as a security guard at a Waffle House when he tried to break up an argument between people who'd been asked to leave the restaurant. Police say Bowman shot Jordan as he tried to restrain a suspect.

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