Trial For Alleged Killer Of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon Begins

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The trial for the man accused of killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon in 2018 is set to begin Monday, at 9:00 AM.

Thomas Latanowich is charged with murder and seven other counts in connection to Gannon’s death.

Today is the first day of jury selection in Barnstable Superior Court. Latanowich is accused of shooting and killing Gannon while police were serving a warrant at a Marston's Mills home. He is also accused of shooting Gannon’s K-9 Partner Nero, who survived.

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Nero is now retired from police work. Latanowich’s defense attorneys are expected to argue he was acting in self-defense.

Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Fredrickson said he expects the trial to take about a month.

WBZ's Rob Woodard reports from Cape Cod:

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