18-year-old man could face up to 50 years in police officer’s shooting

A parolee who reportedly told a detective he “wanted to die by a cop” faces 20 to 50 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder in connection with an incident that left an officer shot twice.

On Monday in Jackson Circuit Court, Prosecutor AmyMarie Travis filed the Class A felony charge against Isiah Tyler Roger, 18, of Browns-town. Roger also faces charges of aggravated battery, a Class B felony, and carrying a handgun without a license after a felony conviction, a Class C felony.

He is charged in connection with the shooting Thursday of Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer, who was hit two times while investigating a report of suspicious people at a bridge on State Road 39 just south of Tampico.

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