The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense 10 Best 2014-2016 | 3 Years | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys WHO'S WHO | Top Professional | Certified 2017 top 100 lawyer ASLA 10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys
The Kelly Law Firm Law Offices of Kelly & Conte
Call Anytime - Day or Night
610-314-7066 610-314-7066
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014
10 Best 2014 | Client Satisfaction Award | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Pennsylvania man shot after alleged drug sale

On Dec. 15, a Pennsylvania man who was shot by police in November stated that he fully cooperated with the authorities after he was allegedly caught selling drugs. Authorities reportedly shot the man after he was accused of attempting to flee the police following a controlled drug sale.

The police stated that the accused man sold a certain amount of crack cocaine to an informant. As he attempted to leave the parking lot in his vehicle, authorities stated that they moved in and ordered the man to stop. Both the accused man and another occupant in the vehicle reportedly put their hands up. However, the man then attempted to flee from the scene while in reverse. The police stated that they closed in again, but an officer fired three shots after the man allegedly put the gear into drive in order to attempt to run the officers over. He was charged with drug trafficking, aggravated assault and fleeing from the police.

During his interview, the accused man told a different story. He stated that, after making the transaction, he was starting to drive away when he heard someone yell at him to stop. He then stopped the vehicle and put his hands into the air. He claimed that the authorities then fired three bullets at him, one of which struck him through the shoulder blade. He reportedly suffered serious injuries to his stomach, intestines and liver.

Even though a person may be accused of drug possession or drug trafficking, the authorities must follow certain procedures or the case against the accused person may be dismissed. For example, if a person was shot during a potential drug bust and there is evidence that the shooting was not justified, a defense attorney may argue that the authorities did not follow proper procedures when taking the person into custody.

Source: Penn LIve, "Pa. man shot by cops says he was selling drugs to buy Christmas gifts", John Luciew, December 15, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why We Succeed


We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. Our reputation for thorough preparation puts us in a much stronger negotiating position with prosecutors and opposing counsel.

See what our clients are saying...


For more than 15 years, people throughout Chester County and the surrounding area have turned to Law Offices of Kelly & Conte for sound legal advice and aggressive representation.

Learn more about our team...


We will not accept a deal simply for the sake of closing your case. We care about your future, and we pursue every available option in an effort to secure the best possible outcome.

View our case results...
Schedule a Case Evaluation

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Please note that First AND/OR Last Name, and Email AND/OR Phone are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Law Offices of Kelly & Conte
213 W Miner Street #3
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-314-7066
Fax: 610-436-0628
West Chester Law Office Map

Review Us
Back to Top