- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A municipal judge has dismissed an attempted homicide charge against a man accused of running over a Philadelphia police officer’s leg with a car, but ordered the defendant to stand trial on aggravated assault and related charges.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1KQqlcO ) reports Municipal Judge Davis Shuter agreed with a defense attorney that 24-year-old Dominique Fallins’ was merely trying to get away from Officer Joseph Kochmer, not trying to kill him. That happened at a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Police say Kochmer opened fire when Fallins’ car dragged him down a street as Fallins grabbed for the officer’s gun during a traffic stop on Jan. 8.

Kochmer’s leg was broken, and he missed work for four months.

Fallins must stand trial on charges including aggravated assault, fleeing police, and car theft.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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