Posted November 25, 2015 4:02 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

 Giovanni Cotto shot a Pennsylvania State Trooper after wrecking at the end of a high-speed chase.

Giovanni Cotto shot a PA State Trooper during and at the end of a high-speed chase.

A 17-year-old thug that led Pennsylvania state troopers on a high-speed chase before wrecking into a school bus and getting into a firefight with them is potentially looking at decades in prison.

A teenager has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Pennsylvania State Trooper on I-676 in Center City Philadelphia.

The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Giovanni Cotto, has been charged, as an adult, with Criminal Attempt to Murder of the 1st Degree (3 Counts), Aggravated Assault (3 Counts), Assault of Law Enforcement Officer (3 Counts), Simple Assault (3 Counts), Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possessing Instruments of Crime, and several Firearms Act Violations.

He was formally arraigned by video Wednesday morning, and bail was set at $3 million.

The 17-year-old suspect returned to State Police Barracks in Wynnefield Heights after being treated for injuries sustained in the Tuesday morning incident.

Cotto was one of four people in a vehicle pulled over for expired registration. After all four men exited the vehicle and one was placed in handcuffs, Cotto jumped into the driver’s seat and led troopers on a chase down I-76 …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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