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MONROEVILLE, Pa.(KDKA) – The Monroeville office for Patrick Thomassey, the lawyer for former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, was shot up overnight after Rosfeld was found not guilty in the shooting death of Antwon Rose on Friday.
Thomassey told KDKA’s Meghan Schiller that police called him early Saturday morning after hearing reports that someone fired shots into his Monroeville law office.
Thomassey said he met with investigators as they processed the scene and took measurements of the bullet holes and removed the casings. He said his office has been there for 28 years and this has never happened before.
He said no one was in the building at the time of the shooting, but bullets hit the glass window, the wall to the left of the front door, an inside chair and the paper shredder.
Police officers told KDKA that they received a 911 call from a woman who said she reportedly heard six or seven gunshots. The call came in just a short time after the jury in the Michael Rosfeld trial delivered a “not guilty” verdict. Thomassey represented Rosfeld for the trial.
A prior client of Thomassey, Brennan Boyd, known in the Monroeville area as rapper TrippyDo, called KDKA early Saturday. He said he saw many negative posts and comments about Thomassey on social media following the verdict and wanted to stand up for his character.
“There’s a jury, there’s a judge, there’s evidence and everything and I’m not saying what the cop did was OK,” Boyd said. “I’m not condoning what the cop did or whatever, but for you to take out all your anger and stuff on a lawyer- come on now. It looks horrible. For everyone.”
Boyd said Thomassey took on his “difficult case” after he posed for a photo on Facebook holding two guns in front of a police cruiser. He said his posts were very “anti-police,” but Thomassey represented him and treated him respectfully.
“I’m black and I’m saying Pat Thomassey is a good guy,” Boyd said. “That’s it. Leave him alone.”