Manhunt Intensifies For Koby Francis After Shooting Of McKeesport Officer Geriasimos Athans


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The manhunt continues today for Koby Francis, who Allegheny County Police say is a “danger to the community” after shooting a McKeesport police officer on Sunday.

According to court paperwork, Francis, 22, is accused of shooting Officer Geriasimos Athans, who is 32-years-old and is a four-year veteran of the McKeesport Police Department.

“We strongly encourage him [Francis] to turn himself in so he can face justice,” said Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough at a Monday morning news conference.

A warrant is out for Francis’ arrest on charges of criminal attempt homicide, escape, flight to avoid apprehension, aggravated assault and firearms violations.

The situation started just before 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon with Francis being served a “Protection from Abuse” order at the McKeesport Police station.

According to the criminal complaint, it was just a short time later when police were called to Harrison Village where “Francis was attempting to get his infant child from a relative who was babysitting.”

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