Yukon couple accused of trying to kill cop snuggles during first court

first_imgAPTN National NewsWHITEHORSE–A Yukon RCMP detachment commander has been sent to Vancouver hospital for treatment after shots were fired during a police chase.RCMP Cpl. Kim MacKellar was injured while pursuing a vehicle near the small town of Haines Junction, which is about 160 kilometres west of Whitehorse.The RCMP says one or more shots were fired during the chase, but won’t reveal how MacKellar was injured, citing a court publication ban.Christopher Cornell, 29, and Jessica Johnson, 21, are charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and several other offences.The Whitehorse Star reported that Johnson and Cornell hugged and kissed during their first court appearance.Johnson also reportedly ran her fingers through Cornell’s hair and whispered in his ear, making Cornell smile.The two were eventually ordered separated by the Justice of the Peace.The RCMP officer, who is detachment commander in Haines Junction, was investigating a break-and-enter at Madley’s General Store Tuesday before he set off in pursuit of a vehicle.last_img read more