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Ark. officers unaware of father, son who shot them

Officer Bill Evans Officer Bill Evans
Officer Brandon Paudert Officer Brandon Paudert

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Investigative files on the 2010 shooting deaths of two West Memphis police officers show the officers did not know about the Ohio man they had stopped for a traffic violation or his son who opened fire on them.


Sgt. Brandon Paudert and officer Bill Evans had stopped Jerry Kane when 16-year-old Joseph Kane got out of their van and opened fire. The Kanes were killed in a later shootout with police.

The files obtained by The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/J6KC9X ) under the Freedom of Information Act show the FBI had been tracking the Jerry Kane in connection with financial fraud schemes in several states.

Kane was never charged.

The records don't indicate the FBI suspected Kane would turn violent or that it knew he and his son were armed.

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