BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A former western Pennsylvania police officer who was shot in the chest while on patrol has testified in the attempted murder trial of the man accused of shooting him.READ MORE: Park City Center Mall In Lancaster Closes Down To Due Reported Shooting
Former Harmony Township Police Officer Alan Loskoch testified Tuesday in the trial of 29-year-old Earl Hollins. Hollins has been charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault in the October 2015 shooting.
Loskoch said he confronted Hollins as he tried to break into a car, then Hollins opened fire. Loskoch suffered a gunshot wound to the chest but was saved by his bulletproof vest.READ MORE: Sheraden United Methodist Church Holds 'Blessing Of The Animals' At Site Of Former Church
The former police officer said the shooting left him with hearing loss which prevented him from returning to work as an officer.
An attorney for Hollins said prosecutors have “no physical evidence” connecting his client to the shooting.MORE NEWS: National Weather Service Determines No Tornado Touched Down In Butler County On Saturday
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