Pa. police chief killed, another officer injured in shootout with suspect


A Pennsylvania police chief become fatally shot inside the head throughout a shootout with a suspect within the town of Brackenridge Monday, consistent with local reviews and officers.

The suspect, diagnosed as 28-12 months-antique Aaron Lamont Swan, allegedly fired the lethal shot at Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire and injured a second officer at some point of a foot chase around four p.M., CBS Pittsburgh said.

McIntire, who changed into named chief in 2018, became shot in the head and died at the scene close to Sixth Avenue and Morgan Street, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Chris Kearns instructed WPXI. The different officer turned into shot inside the leg and become hospitalized in solid circumstance, assets advised the nearby station.

“Today’s tragedy in Brackenridge is a devastating reminder of the bravery of people who put their lives on the line every day to defend us,” Pennsylvania Governor-choose Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “Police Chief Justin McIntire ran toward threat to hold Pennsylvanians secure — and he made the final sacrifice in service to community.”

Swan — who turned into desired by using police on a probation violation due to the fact Sunday night time — was wounded inside the shootout with McIntire and the opposite officer. He then stole a car and fled within the car earlier than he was later killed via police, in line with CBS.