- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania jury will hear from a police chief’s son accused of pointing a gun at undercover detectives.

Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald and his girlfriend are expected to testify Friday.

Fitzgerald, the son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, faces simple assault and reckless endangerment charges. Prosecutors say he pulled a gun on detectives following a road-rage incident.

The detectives whom Fitzgerald allegedly pointed a gun at testified Thursday that they feared for their lives - one said he “thought we were dead.”

In a video of his interview with police, Fitzgerald says he never thought they were police officers.

Defense attorney Jack McMahon says Fitzgerald showed the gun to the detectives because he feared for his girlfriend and 1-year-old son in the car.

Fitzgerald had a permit to carry.


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