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Tennessee woman charged in car chase and gunfight that killed Fairway officer, suspect

A 32-year-old Tennessee woman has been charged with three felony counts during the police chase related to a shootout at a Johnson County gas station that killed a Fairway police officer and another suspect, court records show.

Andrea Rene Cothran of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Johnson County District Court on one count of grievous bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, fleeing or attempting to evade a police officer and robbery. She also faces a charge of reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

The officer killed in the gunfight was identified as 29-year-old Jonah Oswald, a four-year veteran of the Fairway Police Department.

In the grievous bodily injury lawsuit against a law enforcement officer, Cothran is accused of knowingly inflicting bodily harm on another officer. The charges allege that the battery was made with a deadly weapon or in a manner that could inflict major physical disfigurement or death.

The suspect killed in the shooting was identified by police as Shannon Wayne Marshall, 40, of Ashland City, Tennessee.

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The events leading up to the deadly shooting began around 7:30 a.m. Sunday with reports of a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee on the QuikTrip near West 95th Street and Interstate 35 in Lenexa.

While officers were investigating the theft, a woman driving the SUV allegedly rammed a Lenexa police car and then fled. Lenexa police chased the vehicle north on I-35. When the SUV crashed on Lamar Avenue, a man and woman ran into a nearby QuikTrip.

Agents from other agencies followed the pair into the QuikTrip. Then shots were exchanged inside.

Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene. Oswald was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday.

Cothran was held on $1 million bond. She was scheduled to perform for the first time at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

In 2016, she pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry.

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