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Attorney Raises Concerns In Clairton Police Shooting

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(Source: Allegheny County Police)

(Source: Allegheny County Police)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A defense attorney raised questions Tuesday about whether an alleged victim could identify suspects in the shooting that paralyzed Clairton Police Officer James Kuzak.

During a hearing, the attorney representing Marcus Andrejco told the judge a witness has confused the actions of both his client and those of another defendant.

“From what we’ve been told the young woman testified to at the preliminary hearing, it appears she’s identified another individual as having done the exact same conduct that she previously said my client had committed at his preliminary hearing and being very specific about what each individual who was allegedly in the house had done,” Ralph Karsh, Andrejco’s attorney, said.

“Certainly I think this creates issues for everyone and we’re looking forward to reading the transcript and seeing the evidence and preparing our defense,” Karsh added.

The District Attorney’s Office declined comment, but a source told KDKA-TV’s Harold Hayes that electronic surveillance and physical evidence should clear up any discrepancies.

Andrejco’s trial has been postponed as the prosecution tries to have both defendants tried together.

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