Former Black Panther Faces Murder Charge

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the 1960s black militant once known as H. Rap Brown, was indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges Tuesday in the March 16 shootings of two sheriff’s deputies who were trying to arrest him.

A Fulton County grand jury indicted Al-Amin on 13 counts, said Dist. Atty. Paul Howard. He said he hopes the indictment will clear the way for Al-Amin, who was arrested last week in Alabama, to be returned to Georgia in two to four weeks.

Al-Amin, 56, is accused of killing Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English as they tried to serve him with an arrest warrant at his Atlanta grocery store after he failed to appear in court on charges of receiving stolen property, impersonating an officer and having no proof of insurance.

Al-Amin is jailed in Montgomery, Ala., pending an extradition request from Gov. Roy Barnes, who signed the request Tuesday evening.