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Man Charged In Clairton Police Shooting To Stand Trial

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man charged in the shooting of a Clairton police officer has been held for trial on all counts.

Emilio Rivera was arrested last month for his alleged role in the April home invasion that led to the shooting of Officer James Kuzak.

A detective testified Rivera admitted his involvement, but not to shooting the officer.

A woman identified Rivera as one of the men who terrorized her, her children and fiancé during the home invasion.

At one point, she was sexually molested and earlier was told by gunmen, “We don’t hurt women and children but if your guy doesn’t give us what we want we’re going to kill him.”

She admits, though, she misidentified a previous defendant who was cleared.

Rivera has been charged with robbery, sex assault, criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

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