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Detention for man accused of selling gun used to kill police

Officers from the Westerville Police Department in suburban Columbus leave a downtown federal courthouse, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. following the initial appearance by a man accused of providing the gun used to kill two Westerville officers. Suspect Gerald Lawson, accused of providing the weapon, is being held without bond ahead of another hearing Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers must remain in jail without bond.

Federal prosecutors say Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer.

A criminal complaint filed against Lawson in federal court says Smith gave Lawson the money to buy the gun along with $100 for completing the transaction.

Federal Magistrate Judge Kimberly Jolson on Wednesday ordered continued detention for the 30-year-old Lawson.

Court records do not list an attorney for Lawson. He has not yet been required to enter a plea.

As a felon, previously convicted of burglary, Smith was prevented from having a weapon.

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