Suspect in Ariz. police officer slaying arraigned

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A Globe man accused of killing a Gilbert police officer last month has been arraigned and had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf.

Christopher Redondo was wheeled into his video arraignment Wednesday on a stretcher, dressed in a hospital gown. Redondo has undergone several foot surgeries after being wounded by gunfire during his Jan. 28 arrest.

The 35-year-old Redondo is suspected of fatally shooting Lt. Eric Shuhandler during a traffic stop in Gilbert. He's charged with first-degree murder, four counts of drive-by shooting and 19 counts of aggravated assault.

Authorities say the non-murder charges stem from a 50-mile chase from Gilbert nearly to Globe and a subsequent fight in which Redondo allegedly assaulted police officers with a handgun, a chain, a shovel and rake, and an air compressor.

Redondo's alleged accomplice is scheduled to be arraigned March 3.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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