Police chief killed and a officer injured in Pennsylvania shooting
A Pennsylvania police chief was shot and another officer was wounded in encounters during a foot pursuit near Pittsburgh on Monday evening, and the accused was eventually killed by police.
Both officers were shot in the community of Brackenridge, Allegheny County, northeast of Pittsburgh. Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns said the guy carjacked a vehicle and then ran away when investigators from Pittsburgh located it later.
Kearns said the man was shot and killed by detectives Monday night after they pursued him in a car, caused it to crash, and then ran into some woods and eventually approached a housing subdivision.
Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire was named as the killed officer in a tweet by Pennsylvania’s next governor, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who also described McIntire as having “ran towards danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe — and he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to community.”
A second police officer was injured, but according to reports, he will make a full recovery from his leg wound.
Aaron Lamont Swan, 28, of Duquesne, was named by authorities as the man responsible for the crime. Kearns told the press that Swan was being sought for a weapons-related parole violation.
Kearns said the Allegheny County Police Department will look into the shooting of the suspect.