Trial begins for Deandre Tate, accused of shooting at police officers in January of last year

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Opening statements wrapped up this afternoon for the trial involving a man accused of shooting at police.

Deandre Tate is on trial after, investigators say, he fired seven shots at two Erie Police Officers in January of 2017.  Investigators say the incident started at East 6th 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 then jumped out of his car and ran while firing at police.

But, Tate’s attorney says he had no intent to hurt or kill the officers.  

Tate is charged with assault of a law enforcement officer and attempted homicide.  Testimony is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning.

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