Koby Lee Francis Wiki – Koby Lee Francis Biography
Koby Lee Francis, of McKeesport, is considered armed and dangerous. Police say Francis will be charged with criminal attempted homicide, escape, flight to avoid apprehension, aggravated assault and violating the Uniform Firearms Act.
Francis was described by police as Black and about 6’2. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and camouflage pants. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.
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
Koby Lee Francis Age
Koby Lee Francis is 22 years old.
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, they said.
“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.
Charge & Arrested
Koby Lee 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.)
The Allegheny County Police Department is in charge of the investigation.CBS Pittsburgh reported that police in the area have set up checkpoints at the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge.
The officer, s Gerasimos Athans, 32, is in stable condition at an area trauma center, according to Allegheny County police. The four-year veteran of the force is expected to be released from the hospital in the next day or two.
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Police seized a firearm from the vehicle and took Francis into custody. He was combative and kicked out the window of the police car on the way to the station, police said. When the officer opened the vehicle door upon arriving at the station, Francis shot the officer three times in the neck and torso with a second gun.
Supporting the McKeesport and county police in the investigation and search are the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, the state Attorney General’s Office, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Anyone with information concerning the shooting and Francis’ whereabouts is asked to call the
Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). The department also can be reached via its social media sites. Those contacting police can remain anonymous.