The trial for a man accused of trying to kill a Beaver County police officer last year continued Tuesday with the officer’s testimony.
Authorities said Monaca police Officer Alan Shaffer was shot in the leg July 25 while exchanging gunfire with an armed robbery suspect after a violent chase.
Officials said Damontae Williams, 19, robbed a Cricket store in Center Township and left in a getaway car driven by another man.
As police were chasing the car, Williams got out of the car and ran to a nearby CoGo’s in Monaca. Shaffer chased Williams and was shot in the leg. Investigators said after firing multiple shots, Williams’ gun jammed and he surrendered.
“I would make no doubt about it. His intent was to kill the officer and get away,” Monaca police Lt. Eric Hermick said.
In court Tuesday, Shaffer heard his call into dispatch saying that he had been shot.
“It brought it all back – not very good,” Shaffer said when Marcinkiewicz asked what it was like hearing the 911 tape.
He told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that all he could think about was his wife kids.
“I’ve healed and I’ve recovered, but it’s still hard,” Shaffer said.
The jury is expected to get the case sometime Wednesday. Williams remains in jail.