A man accused of killing a Kentucky congressman has been charged by Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office with the murder of a police officer and several other offences.
A Scott County grand jury has charged Steven Sheangshang, 46, with murdering a police officer, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, robbery, two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree and to be a persistent criminal.
Cameron’s office announced the indictment against Sheangshang, 46, on Thursday afternoon, according to a news release. The case was brought by the state’s Special Prosecutions Unit.
Sheangshang’s indictment comes more than a month after he allegedly shot and killed Deputy Caleb Conley during a traffic stop on I-75 in Georgetown. The shooting was one of several incidents Sheangshang was accused of being involved in that day.
During Sheangshang’s initial appearance in Scott County Court on June 1, a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf by Judge Sarah Hays Spedding. A plea of not guilty must be entered on a first appearance in district court when an accused faces felony charges. Hays also denied Sheangshang bail.
Sheangshang also faces charges in Fayette, Woodford and Kenton counties. In June, two of Sheangshang’s Fayette County cases went to a grand jury, according to court records. The Woodford and Kenton County charges are unrelated to Conley’s death.
The attorney general’s office was not immediately available for comment Thursday afternoon.