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.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Homewood Shooting, Release Surveillance Photos
The Penn Hills police chief said Officer Robert Gowans was hired in April through a normal hiring process.READ MORE: Elton John Will Make Tour Stop At PNC Park In 2022
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.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped Under A Shed In South Park Township
Talley’s family has filed an excessive force lawsuit, claiming witness accounts differ from the police report.