Pennsylvania Police Chief Killed During Shootout

Pennsylvania Police Chief Killed During Shootout; the suspected gunman also died

A Brackenridge police officer was shot and killed and another officer was injured Monday; the gunman was later killed by police

A Brackenridge police officer was shot and killed and another officer was wounded Monday, police said. The suspect was later shot and killed by police, law enforcement sources told CBS Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns told the outlet Monday night that police found a wanted suspect, identified as 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan, and engaged in a foot chase that lasted several hours. . There were two shooting incidents several blocks away.

In one, an officer was shot in the head and killed, Kearns said. The deceased officer had not been publicly identified at the start of the incident, but was later identified as Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire, who had been chief since 2018.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro tweeted: “Police Chief Justin McIntire ran into danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe, and made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community.”

Another officer was then shot in the leg in a second incident. That officer was taken to a hospital and is reported in stable condition, Kearns said.

The suspect was injured but was able to flee after stealing a vehicle, according to police. However, Swan was later shot dead in another crossfire with police shortly before 7 p.m. local time in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The people to whom the stolen vehicle belonged were not harmed, police said.

Swan was originally wanted for an alleged weapons violation of his probation, and police found him Sunday night but was able to evade them after a chase.

Brackenridge, a small district in Allegheny County, is located about 22 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

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