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Jefferson County Deputy Brandon Shirley

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the death of a Kentucky sheriff’s deputy who was shot while working an off-duty security job last year.

Officials said 28-year-old Jesse Johnson and 18-year-old Marquis Mitchell were charged with murder in a Jefferson County indictment unsealed Thursday.

They are charged in the death of 26-year-old Jefferson County Deputy Brandon Shirley.

Shirley, who became a deputy in 2019, was killed Aug. 5 in his personal vehicle at a used car lot.

It was not immediately clear whether the men were represented by attorneys who could comment on their behalf.