Shooting kills one officer, injures another near Pittsburgh

MCKEESPORT, PA (WTAJ) — One officer was killed and another is in critical condition after a shooting outside of Pittsburgh, according to the McKeesport Mayor’s Office.

Officers were on a national call on Grandview Avenue in McKeesport when they were shot. The Mayor of McKeesport confirmed in a Facebook post that one of the officers died from his injuries and the other is in critical condition.

Nothing is currently known about the suspect.

The mayor’s office did not reveal the identities of the two officers, but asked the public to keep the police department in their thoughts and to respect the privacy of officers and their families.

The shooting is the second fatal shooting of an Allegheny County police officer this year. Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire was fatally shot Jan. 2 while attempting to apprehend a suspect.

Joseph Regan, President of the Police State Lodge Fraternity, made the following statement today regarding the loss of a McKeesport police officer and the serious injury of a second officer.

“These officers left their homes knowing that it was their duty to protect and serve McKeesport regardless of the outcome. Today they made sacrifices that we hoped and prayed they would never have to make. They are heroes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this terrible tragedy and to the McKeesport Police Department at this very difficult time.” Shooting kills one officer, injures another near Pittsburgh

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