PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The self-described lifelong friend of convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski is now in jail.

Edward Perkovic, 26, of Lawrenceville, was wanted for violating conditions of his parole from a 2009 drug conviction.

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Perkovic was arrested after making a statement during an alleged drunken rage, where he got into a fight with his girlfriend. At the time, he said he would shoot any officer that showed up at his house.

Police found a .45-caliber rifle in a closet of his home.

Perkovic claimed at the time to be the best friend of Poplawski, who was convicted of killed three Pittsburgh Police officers in Stanton Heights in 2009.

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Perkovic told the media about why Poplawski did what he did and that he wasn’t that bad of a guy.

Perkovic was staying with his grandmother in Ross Township when he was arrested on Monday.

He is currently being held without bond in the Allegheny County Jail.

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