A Wilkinsburg man was ordered to stand trial on most of the charges filed against him after Pittsburgh police said he struck three pedestrians and drove toward an officer, who opened fire.
The defense attorney for DL Timothy Fullum, 26, said he felt the charges against his client were overblown and that Officer Brendan Nee, who fired his gun and struck Fullum’s passenger, offered testimony “motivated by trying to protect himself and his job.”
The prosecutor argued that Fullum, previously convicted of voluntary manslaughter, turned his car into a weapon when he looked directly at Officer Nee and drove toward him.
District Judge Derwin Rushing ordered Fullum to stand trial on 15 criminal counts, including attempted homicide.
A Pittsburgh police officer testified that Fullum’s blood alcohol test came back at 0.138, more than 1.5 times the legal limit for driving.