Jury selection begins in retrial of 2013 Philadelphia police officer shooting suspect

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Jury selection begins Monday in the retrial of Eric Torres who was convicted in connection with the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer in 2013.

Prosecutors say Torres shot Officer Edward Davies during a struggle inside a grocery store in Feltonville.

Torres was convicted, but last year, the state supreme court vacated his sentence and ordered a new trial.

The court agreed that police never had probable cause to search his home.

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Torres then rejected a plea deal by the district attorney's office.

Officer Davies was in a coma for weeks, and still suffers nerve damage from the shooting.
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