Talley's family has filed an excessive force lawsuit, claiming witness accounts differ from the police report.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — The former Wilkinsburg police officer who is under investigation for shooting and killing Romir Talley was recently hired as part of the Penn Hills Police Department.

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The Penn Hills police chief said Officer Robert Gowans was hired in April through a normal hiring process.

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Talley was killed when police responded to a call about a Black man who had pulled a gun on the caller. Police say Talley ran from officers and fired a shot at them. Officer Gowans returned fire, shooting Talley seven times.

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Talley’s family has filed an excessive force lawsuit, claiming witness accounts differ from the police report.