Joseph Raymond Pokorny, Jr., a corporal in the Pennsylvania State Police, was killed after a vehicle pursuit on the Parkway West in Carnegie on December 12, 2005.
Leslie Mollett, who was driving the suspect vehicle, his girlfriend, and several other men, crashed after being pursued by Pokorny. Mollett, who had recently been released on parole and who was carrying drugs, became involved in an altercation with Pokorny when he approached the car. During that altercation, Mollett was able to gain control of Pokorny’s weapon and fatally shoot him. The suspects fled and were arrested soon after.
Mollett was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole in 2007.