Accused gunman in court

Published: Dec. 30, 2002 at 11:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2003 at 9:59 AM EST
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The man charged with shooting a Wilmington Police Officer last Friday appeared in court for the first time Monday.

Police say 21-year-old Kenneth Brown shot Officer Lance Reeves three times, after Reeves  tried to break-up an attempted drug deal.

Reeves was wearing a bulletproof vest and his wounds are not considered life-threatening. Brown is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault against a police officer, and possession of a firearm. Records in the county clerk's office indicate brown has also been convicted of common-law robbery and assault. His next court appearance is scheduled for january 16th. He's being held on five million dollars bond.