Man charged with shooting Virginia Beach Police officer appears in court

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Bryan Cage appeared in a Virginia Beach courtroom Wednesday afternoon through a video conference for his arraignment.

Bryan Carl Cage

Cage did not say much while in front of the judge. He did sigh heavily at times and could be heard complaining of pain while sitting down and standing up. Deputies brought Cage in front of the camera in a wheel chair. Cage told the judge that he is retired army, the judged said Cage would have to retain his own council since he makes too much money to be given a public defender.

The 46-year-old was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot an officer who was serving a search warrant for distribution of child pornography. According to police, Cage shot the officer multiple times. The officer was taken to the hospital but is expected to fully recover.

After the shooting, police say Cage barricaded himself in his Ohio Avenue home. It took nearly six hours for police to get Cage out of the home and into custody.

Cage faces attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding. Cage will be held without bond at the Virginia Beach City Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 11.

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