The Orange County Sheriff's Department said the use of force was necessary.
"Our young people deserve better and we must protect them from this rampant criminal behavior," the father of Tim Piazza said.
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"He's either been arrested for, or confessed to, or is a strong suspect in eight homicides right now," a Pennsylvania state trooper said.