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Suspect recaptured after allegedly shooting cop, fleeing

Suspect recaptured after allegedly shooting cop, fleeing
A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man who escaped police custody last week after allegedly shooting his arresting officer while handcuffed was recaptured Tuesday night after nine days on the run.

Tuesday at an apartment complex in Clarksburg, West Virginia, by US Marshals, the Allegheny County Police Department announced.20, officers with the McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Police Department picked up Francis on suspicion of violating a protective order, handcuffed him behind his back, confiscated a gun from his car and drove him to the station in a cop car, according to officials.Most Read While being transported to the McKeesport police station, Francis became “combative” and allegedly kicked out a window of the police car, according to the Allegheny County Police Department.xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man who escaped police custody last week after allegedly shooting his arresting officer while handcuffed was recaptured Tuesday night after nine days on the run.

Koby Lee Francis (Allegheny County District Attorney) At some point, Francis was able to maneuver his handcuffed hands in front of him and, when the transport arrived at the station, allegedly ambushed Officer Gerasimos “Jerry” Athans with a gun that he had been able to hide.Manhunt underway after handcuffed Pennsylvania suspect shoots police officer three times, flees » On Dec.

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