#BREAKING: Koby Francis, the man accused of shooting a McKeesport police officer last week was just taken into custody by West Virginia State Police and Harrison Co sheriff’s office in Clarksburg. Harrison County sheriff confirms Francis was taken into custody without incident. pic.twitter.com/pDeIxXACdN
— Jim Madalinsky (@JimWTAE) December 29, 2020
On December 29, 2020 at approximately 6:07 p.m., United States Marshals assigned to the West Virginia, Northern Office, Mountain State Fugitive Task Force captured Koby Francis at an apartment complex in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Francis will be housed at the North Central Regional Jail and Correctional Facility in Doddridge County, WV to await extradition.
Francis is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide, person not to possess a firearm, flight to avoid apprehension trial or punishment, and escape, in relation to the December 20 shooting of a City of McKeesport Police Officer.
The investigation and capture of Francis was a multi-agency partnership and effort which included the McKeesport Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, West Virginia State Police, the United States Marshal’s Office, ATF, and FBI Pittsburgh. Also involved in the apprehension of Francis were the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksburg Police Department, and Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
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