3 men indicted in connection with Dayton detective’s shooting death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Three men have been indicted on federal charges connected to the death of an Ohio police detective.

Fifty-five-year-old Dayton detective Jorge Del Rio was shot on Nov. 4 while working with a federal drug taskforce serving a search warrant. He died days later.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 39-year-old Nathan Goddard Jr. was indicted on nine counts, including deliberately killing Del Rio. They say 40-year-old Lionel Combs III and 39-year-old Cahke Cortner are charged with brandishing and discharging a firearm resulting in death by murder in a drug trafficking crime.

All three also face drug-related charges.

They previously were ordered held without bond. Messages seeking comment on the indictment were sent to their lawyers Thursday evening.

Cortner’s lawyer previously said Cortner had a gun legally and didn’t fire it.