By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – As alleged McKeesport police shooter Koby Francis appeared in court Friday, prosecutors released dramatic audio of the officer calling for help after the shooting.READ MORE: Farmers Across Pittsburgh Team Up With The Food Bank To Help Families In Need
Francis will stand trial. He’s accused of shooting Officer Jerry Athans and then taking off. Investigators believe he got a ride the day after the shooting.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office released an audio clip that was played at Fracis’ preliminary hearing.READ MORE: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
WARNING: Listeners May Find This Audio Disturbing
“He ran towards Daily News. I’ve been hit twice, once in the neck, once in the back,” Athans can be heard saying.MORE NEWS: New York Real Estate Company Considering Turning Former GNC Headquarters Into Apartments
Police arrested him in Clarksburg, West Virginia and he was then extradited to Pennsylvania to face charges. On Friday the judge withdrew one charge against Francis, but held him on the rest.