TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing Terre Haute Police Detective Greg Ferency.
Court papers say Shane Meehan, 45, is set to go on trial on March 28 at the federal courthouse in Terre Haute. U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon has been assigned to the case.
A federal grand jury indicted Meehan this week on charges of murder of a federal officer, attempted arson of federal property, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.
The murder and firearms charges are capital-eligible offenses, meaning Meehan could be punished with life in prison or death.
Meehan is accused of shooting Ferency, also an FBI Task Force Officer, outside the FBI office in Terre Haute on July 7, 2021.
Federal investigators say Meehan threw a Molotov cocktail at the building. When Ferency came out of the building to investigate, he was confronted by Meehan, who had a gun. Prosecutors say Meehan then shot Ferency, who returned fire. Ferency later died of his injuries.
Meehan was arrested later that day and is being held in federal custody.