Ohio Boy, 15, Charged With Cop Killing

A 15-year-old boy was indicted on charges of aggravated murder and murder in the shooting death of the first Toledo police officer killed in the line of duty since 1970.

Robert Jobe could be sentenced to life in prison without parole if convicted of the more serious aggravated murder charge in the February slaying of detective Keith Dressel.

The teen was indicted Thursday by a Lucas County grand jury. He initially was charged with aggravated murder in juvenile court, but a judge ruled June 11 that Jobe should be tried as an adult.

Authorities continued to hold Jobe at the county jail in a cell separate from adult inmates, a jail officer said Friday.

Dressel, 35, was shot when he stopped to question another man in a neighborhood plagued by drugs and violence.

He joined the force in 1993 and was assigned to the vice and narcotics bureau. He was honored in 1998 after he and another officer saved a man from a burning home.

The last time an officer was killed in the line of duty was 1970 when a patrolman was shot during a race riot.