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Beaver Co. Police Shooting Suspect Found Guilty

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

MONACA (KDKA) – An Aliquippa man has been convicted of attempted murder for a shooting that wounded a Beaver County Police officer.

Damontae Williams was found guilty Thursday morning on 16 counts, including attempt to commit criminal homicide and assault on a law enforcement officer.

Investigators said he shot Monaca Police Officer Alan Shaffer in the leg during a pursuit.

The incident started when Williams allegedly robbed a cricket store in nearby Centre Township and drove to Monaca. Shaffer saw a car that matched the description and tried to stop it, but the driver kept going.

Shaffer chased Williams into a CoGo parking lot and knocked him over with the police cruiser. During the chase, Williams allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at the officer, but surrendered after Shaffer fired back.

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