ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Police Chief Justin McIntire was fatally shot Monday night in Brackenridge, Allegheny County, according to reports Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro.
According to Allegheny County police officials, 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan Jr. of Duquesne was involved in multiple chases with police over a two-day period for a gun probation violation.
Police say there was a traffic stop Monday where officers identified Swan Jr. and that he evaded officers.
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Police later found Swan Jr. around 2 p.m. Monday and lost contact with him again. Around 4:00 p.m., officers located him again, and gunfire erupted two blocks apart.
Two officers were shot dead in the shooting, one fatally with a gunshot wound to the head. A second officer was injured with a gunshot wound to the leg but is in stable condition.
Police say Swan Jr. then stole a 2014 Subaru Legacy by car after allegedly shooting at the two officers.
Corresponding WPXICiting multiple sources, Swan Jr. is dead after he was shot dead by police after a chase in the city of Pittsburgh.
Shapiro released a statement regarding the shooting on Twitter Monday night.
“Today’s tragedy in Brackenridge is a devastating reminder of the bravery of those who risk their lives every day to protect us. Police Chief Justin McIntire ran into danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe — and he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community. My prayers are for Chief McIntire and his family, as well as his colleague who was injured on duty tonight. May Chief McIntire’s memory be a blessing.”
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Residents in the area were told to stay indoors as the search for Swan Jr. went on for several hours.
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