The man accused of shooting a Pittsburgh police officer in Homewood faced a preliminary hearing Tuesday -- but not in connection with the shooting.
James R. Hill, 24, who grew up in Homewood, was held for trial Tuesday morning on one count of escape.
State police from the Moon barracks charged him with the crime last year after they said he walked away from a halfway house in Braddock, where he was serving a sentence for aggravated assault.
He remained on the lam until April 11, when police said he shot Zone 5 Officer Morgan Jenkins and injured Zone 5 Officer Michelle Auge, who had two fingers and bone in her face broken during a tussle with Hill.
Hill faces a July preliminary hearing on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer and other crimes in connection with that case.