DA: Pittsburgh cop justified in shooting Adrian Williams

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A district attorney says a Pittsburgh police officer was justified in shooting an armed suspect six times.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. says Wednesday that Officer William Kertis was justified in fatally shooting 29-year-old Adrian Williams on April 21. Williams died at the scene after a chase.

Police say they tried to pull over Williams’ vehicle for a traffic violation before it sped off. Video of the shooting shows that Williams pointed a gun at Kertis.

Kertis remains on administrative duty, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

Kertis was also involved in a March 2013 shooting when bullets fired by another suspect struck him in both legs and broke his wrists.

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