Koby Lee Francis Biography — Wiki
Koby Lee Francis is the suspect shooting an officer three times in the neck at the torso on Sunday while being transported outside a precinct after an earlier arrest. Police in Allegheny County, Pa., are searching for suspect Francis.
Francis was arrested shortly after he was served a protection from abuse order. (He was found parked outside a residence in violation of the order, police said.)
Koby Lee Francis Age
Koby Lee Francis is 22 years old.
Koby Lee Francis manhunt in Pennsylvania
Authorities are searching for a suspect at large who they said shot a police officer in Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon. Allegheny County Police spokesperson Amie Downs told FOX News that police responded to a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. that a McKeesport police officer had been shot outside the station on Lysle Boulevard while making an arrest.
Police said the officer was shot multiple times and is in stable condition after being taken to a local trauma center, according to WTAE, the ABC television station in Pittsburgh.
Royce Jones of Pittsburgh’s CBS television station KDKA reported that there is a massive police presence on the scene.
Police have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Koby Francis, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slim build, black hair and black eyes. Francis was last seen wearing a black hoodie, camouflage pants, and black shoes with white soles.
Downs added that multiple police departments from around the region are involved in the search and that the Allegheny County Police Department is the investigating agency. Anyone with information on Francis should call 911.
Police throughout Allegheny County looking for this man, 22-year-old Koby Lee Francis of McKeesport, in connection with the shooting of a McKeesport police officer outside of the McKeesport police station late this afternoon. If you have any info, call 911 immediately ! pic.twitter.com/nZxOgPFZPq
— AlleghenyCountyDA (@AlleghenyCoDA) December 21, 2020
What we know so far
The brazen shooting occurred outside the McKeesport police station, authorities said. Police said the suspect was already searched for firearms and they seized one. But there was apparently another one that was concealed because while he was being led out of the police car, he opened fire on the officer, police said. He was handcuffed at the time.
“When he got out of the car, he had a second gun that we didn’t locate on him and he fired on our officer multiple times, hitting our officer at least two times,” Adam Alfer, the McKeesport police chief, said.
Police issued a statement that said Francis was seen on camera fleeing from the scene, still in handcuffs at about 4:18 p.m. As of early Monday, police were still searching for Francis, who will be charged with criminal attempt (homicide), escape, flight to avoid apprehension, aggravated assault and violation of the Uniform Firearms Act.
The officer was described as a 32-year-old who has been on the force for four years. Local reports indicate that the officer may have been saved by his bulletproof vest.
The Allegheny County Police Department is in charge of the investigation. Police in the area have set up checkpoints at the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge.