ERIE, Pa. — A man who was shot by Erie police and charged with two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer continues to recover in the hospital.
Deandre R. Tate, 30, is charged with firing seven shots from a 9mm gun at two Erie police officers Jan. 27.
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 and drove several blocks before pulling into the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. Police said he jumped out of his car before running and firing at police.
Erie police returned fire hitting Tate in the chest and side.
Tate underwent emergency surgery at UPMC Hamot following the early morning incident.