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Constable charged in shooting that paralyzed man wanted for unpaid tickets

Constable charged in shooting that paralyzed man wanted for unpaid tickets

Last summer, a state constable told investigators he was in fear for his life when a fleeing car pinned him in the Whitehall Township garage of a man wanted for unpaid tickets, so the constable fired his gun. Howard Altemos, "Chip" as he's known in local district courts, told investigators that after he fired one round, the car stopped in the driveway of the Portland Drive home. The July 2014 shooting left the ticket scofflaw, Kevin McCullers, now 40 and living in Bethlehem, permanently paralyzed from the waist down. More than a year later, a Lehigh County grand jury, aided by testimony from a medical expert and the findings of the county's ballistics expert, ruled...

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