Alas!!! Handcuffed suspect who allegedly shot police officer apprehended after 9 days

Alas!!! Handcuffed suspect who allegedly shot police officer apprehended after 9 days

News reaching the front desk of Nsem Wo Krom has it that a fugitive accused of opening fire on a police officer while handcuffed was caught Tuesday following a nine-day manhunt.




U.S. Marshals captured Koby Francis in an apartment complex in Clarksburg, West Virginia, around 6 p.m., the authorities said. On Dec. 20, the McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Police Department said officers handcuffed Francis, 22, from behind and drove him in a police SUV on suspicion of violating a protective order.

Francis allegedly got his hands in front of him during the drive to the station and ambushed Officer Gerasimos “Jerry” Athans, 32, as the officer opened the door, according to the Allegheny County Police Department. Francis allegedly had a gun on him that was not removed during the arrest, police said.




Henderson-Bracey and Grigsby were allegedly seen on surveillance footage with Francis, who allegedly was still wearing his handcuff bracelet, at a grocery store two days after the shooting, police said. Neal, Francis’ brother, was allegedly seen in the video trying to hide the fugitive’s face and Kenyatta was seen in a vehicle with the pair, police said.
Francis is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide, person not to possess a firearm, flight to avoid apprehension trial or punishment and escape, police said.
He is currently awaiting extradition at a jail in Doddridge County, West Virginia, police said.