Man con­victed of at­tempted homi­cide in shoot­ing of of­fi­cer

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BEAVER, PA. » A man ac­cused of hav­ing shot a Penn­syl­va­nia po­lice of­fi­cer nearly two years ago has been con­victed of at­tempted homi­cide.

The Beaver County Times ( ) re­ports that Beaver County ju­rors de­lib­er­ated for nearly nine hours be­fore con­vict­ing 29-year-old Earl Hollins of at­tempted homi­cide, ag­gra­vated as­sault, as­sault of a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and a firearms crime.

An­other of­fi­cer tes­ti­fied that he found the Har­mony Town­ship pa­trol car in a ditch in Oc­to­ber 2015 and Of­fi­cer Alan Loskoch “slumped over.” Of­fi­cials said his bul­let­proof vest saved his life.

Hollins’ at­tor­ney said pros­e­cu­tors had no phys­i­cal ev­i­dence con­nect­ing his client to the shoot­ing. Sev­eral fam­ily mem­bers tes­ti­fied that he was with them at the time.

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