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Altoona defends shooting by police officer

Police said unarmed suspect appeared to be holding ‘dark object’ like a gun

April 11, 2014
By Phil Ray ( , The Altoona Mirror

JOHNSTOWN - The City of Altoona is defending one of its police officers who shot an unarmed man just a little over a year ago because he had pointed a "dark object" at the officer, who was trying to corral him after a foot chase.

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