Hearing postponed for South Side driver who Pittsburgh police fired on

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The preliminary hearing for a man accused of striking several pedestrians on the South Side and then driving toward a Pittsburgh police officer who opened fire was postponed today.

D.L. Timothy Fullum, 26, of Wilkinsburg, is now scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 18. He faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other crimes.

Pittsburgh police said Fullum hit at least three people while he was driving on the South Side early Oct. 20 and then drove toward Officer Brendan Nee while holding a pistol out the window.

Police said Officer Nee opened fire, striking and critically wounding a passenger in Fullum's car. Acting police Chief Regina McDonald defended Officer Nee's decision to fire shortly after the shooting, saying his life was in jeopardy.

Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette,com or 412-263-1438. Twitter: @LizNavratil.

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