Detention for man accused of providing gun in police shooting


COLUMBUS

A man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers must remain in jail without bond, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer, federal authorities alleged in a complaint filed in federal court earlier this week. The complaint said Smith gave Lawson the money to buy the gun along with $100 for completing the transaction.

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