SEATTLE (AP) - A man accused of shooting a Seattle police officer to death on Halloween has been charged with aggravated first-degree murder, a charge that could carry the death penalty.
King County Prosecutor, Dan Satterberg, announced the charge against 41-year-old Christopher Monfort on Thursday.
Satterberg has 30 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty.
Monfort is accused of shooting Officer Timothy Brenton and wounding another officer as they sat in a parked patrol car. Police also allege he firebombed four police vehicles in a maintenance yard nine days earlier.