Dating a police officer
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Kepler’s daughter, Lisa Kepler, had just started dating Lake when he was fatally shot.
Shannon Kepler, 57, who is white, was found guilty in his fourth trial on a first-degree murder charge for the August 2014 shooting of Jeremey Lake, who was black. Kepler, who was an off-duty police officer at the time of the incident, said he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Lake.
A jury recommended Kepler serve 15 years in prison for the lesser charge of manslaughter, according to his defense attorney, Richard O’Carroll. He said he thought Lake was armed with a gun, the Associated Press reported, but no weapon was found on or near Lake’s body.
Kepler turned himself in about 2½ hours after the shooting, and retired from the force after being charged.
O’Carroll, Kepler’s lawyer, told The Washington Post his client’s fourth trial was “not a level playing field by any stretch of the imagination.” “If the government is going to prosecute you four times in a row,” he said.