BARNSTABLE (AP) — The man charged with killing a Massachusetts police officer serving an arrest warrant has pleaded not guilty.

Thomas Latanowich, wearing a suit and tie but with his hands cuffed and legs shackled, was held without bail at his Superior Court arraignment Friday.

Tom Latanowich is brought into his arraignment on Aug. 31, 2018. (WBZ-TV)

The 30-year-old Latanowich, described by authorities as a career criminal, faces murder and other charges in the April 12 shooting of Yarmouth K-9 Officer Sean Gannon. The 32-year-old Gannon was killed while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a Barnstable home.

Gannon’s dog was also shot, but survived.

Officer Sean Gannon and his K-9 Nero in 2017. (Image Credit: Yarmouth Police Department)

Latanowich has been held without bail since his district court arraignment.

His attorney, Joseph Krowski Jr., reserved the right to seek bail in the future, saying he just received the case and the discovery was “voluminous.”

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  1. Sharon Lank says:

    If only his skin was a little darker…no, a little darker than that…yes, like that, they’d have never taken him alive, even if he was unarmed. This is why we kneel.

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