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Prosecutors Release Dramatic Audio Of Officer Calling For Help As Accused Shooter Koby Francis Appears In Court

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.

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.

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.

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.

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