- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in a shooting death last fall near Pittsburgh, but his self-defense argument appears to have gotten a boost from the victim’s girlfriend.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/2pLazw8 ) reports that 27-year-old Daniel Johnson was ordered by a district justice Friday to stand trial in Westmoreland County Court. He’s accused of having gunned down 22-year-old Lorenzo Lewis on a New Kensington sidewalk on Nov. 10.

A woman testified she was riding in a car driven by Johnson when they saw Lewis on the sidewalk pointing a handgun at them as they drove past. She said Johnson pulled a gun, resisted her attempts to wrestle it away, and fired twice out the window. After the hearing, Johnson told a reporter “I’m innocent.”


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