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: Developers Hope To Turn Former East Vandergrift Elementary School Into Affordable Senior Housing
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: Child Tax Credit: When Will You Get Your First Check?
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: Republican Election Bill Pushed Forward In Harrisburg Over Democrats' Objections
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.