Federal grand jury indicts Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers

Federal grand jury indicts Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers

PITTSBURGH — A federal grand jury has indicted Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers on 44 charges, including obstruction of justice, use of a firearm to commit murder and obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs.

Bowers allegedly went into the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill and opened fire during a Jewish baby-naming ceremony, killing 11 people and injuring two others. During an altercation with police, he also allegedly injured four police officers.

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Full list of charges against Robert Bowers:

  • Eleven counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death
  • Eleven counts of use and discharge of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a crime of violence
  • Two counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs involving an attempt to kill and use of a dangerous weapon and resulting in bodily injury
  • Eleven counts of use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence
  • Eight counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs involving an attempt to kill and use of a dangerous weapon, and resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer
  • One count of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs involving use of a dangerous weapon and resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer.

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