Police: Girlfriend Helped Cop Shooter

By Dave Greber

Police: Girlfriend Helped Cop Shooter

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The woman who claimed to be the girlfriend of the man charged with shooting an Ithaca Police officer last month Is charged herself in the crime.

Ithaca Police arrested Kimberly J. Harden, 35, of Ithaca.

They say she helped Jamel Booker, who remains in jail awaiting arraignment on attempted murder and other charges in the Oct. 11 shooting of Officer Anthony Augustine.

Police say Booker, 22, shot Augustine during a foot chase that ensued after Booker stole a car.

Ithaca Police said in a news release Monday a Tompkins County grand jury indicted Harden last week on a felony charge of hindering prosecution.

Harden told Action News she was Booker's girlfriend. She also said Ithaca Police raided her apartment to arrest Booker early in the morning on Oct. 12.

She was taken into custody without incident, arraigned and remains in the Tompkins County jail $10,000 bond.

Booker is set to appear in court on his charges on Wednesday.

Booker allegedly shot Augustine in the upper left side of his chest, just outside the reach of his bullet proof vest.

The 44-year-old husband and father of two was released from the hospital Oct. 19.

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