Man charged with shooting at two police officers to face trial

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ERIE, Pa. — A man charged with attempting to kill two Erie police officers will face a trial.

A judge bound over all of 30-year-old Deandre Tate’s charges in his preliminary hearing Monday.

Tate is charged with attempted murder on law enforcement, assaulting law enforcement and other related charges.
Tate allegedly fired seven shots at two Erie police officers in late January.
The incident began at East Sixth and Ash streets when police attempted to stop a vehicle for a stop sign violation.
The driver took off before pulling into the parking lot of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. He allegedly jumped out of his car and ran, firing at police.
Erie police returned fire, hitting Tate in the chest and side.

Both the prosecution and the defense attorneys declined to comment Monday.

Tate remains out of prison on bond.

A trial date has not been set.

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