A Riverdale Ga. teen charged in the shooting death of a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy has appeared in Clayton County Superior Court.
Investigators say Jonathan Bun has already confessed to killing Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Daly.
Daly, 55, was shot and killed after he pulled over a Honda Civic that Bun was riding in. He was attempting to take the 17-year-old into custody for a January armed robbery at a gift store in College Park. The teen then allegedly fled the scene, sparking a five-hour manhunt involving SWAT teams from dozens of area law enforcement agencies. Officers with search dogs later captured him in a wooded area.
Besides the armed robbery charge, Bun also is charged with one count each of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
During the 90-minute hearing GBI special agent Jonathan Spurlock reportedly testified that Bun had admitted during questioning that he shot Daly. He claims Bun called his mother and told her he was scared because he “just shot a cop.”
Spurlock also said Bun told him that he had stolen the .40-caliber Glock handgun used to shoot Daly. According to testimony in court on Tuesday, Bun also pointed his weapon at a second deputy as he ran away, but the Glock apparently jammed.
Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson has recused herself from any involvement in the case because she had earlier been a juvenile court judge in cases involving Bun.