- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man wounded by police following a 30-mile chase last month has been arraigned in his hospital bed on charges that he shot at four police officers.

Forty-one-year-old Joshua Jesse, of Monroeville, faces four counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault in the Sept. 17 pursuit, which began in Murrysville and ended in Bell Township.

Monroeville police broadcast an alert after Jesse’s family reported he was armed and may be intending to harm himself that evening. Murrysville police gave chase when he refused to pull over and state troopers and officers from several municipal departments joined in.

Defense attorney Phil DiLucente says Jesse was shot eight times after police say he fired one shot at four officers who confronted him when the chase ended.

DiLucente plans to ask for a court-ordered mental evaluation.


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