Man waives hearing on charges in Pa. officer death

    An alleged “straw purchaser” has a December court date on charges he supplied guns to a man who fatally shot a suburban Philadelphia police officer last month.

    The Mercury reports 30-year-old Michael Joseph Henry waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday on multiple felony weapons charges.

    He is being held in lieu of $1 million cash bail and faces a formal arraignment in Montgomery County Court on Dec. 5.

    Authorities allege Henry supplied 44-year-old Andrew Charles Thomas of Lower Merion with nine weapons, including one used to kill Plymouth Township Officer Bradley Fox on Sept. 13 during a pursuit after an attempted traffic stop.

    Authorities said Thomas later committed suicide amid an ensuing police manhunt.

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