Brackenridge Police Chief, Officer Hurt in Shooting; Suspect Killed: According to numerous Pennsylvania officials, Justin McIntire, the police chief of Brackenridge, was shot and died on Monday afternoon. Following an extensive search that spanned the entirety of Allegheny County for several hours, a Tarentum cop was also shot and hurt in Brackenridge.
According to Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns, a suspect in the two shootings was shot and killed by Pittsburgh police around 7 o’clock near Brushton Avenue and Mohler Street intersection.
According to Kearns in a previous briefing, police contacted a wanted person at 2 p.m. in the Brackenridge-Tarentum region. For several hours, police pursued the suspect on foot in the area. A Brackenridge policeman came upon the suspect in the 800 block of Third Street at about 4:15 p.m.
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According to Kearns, this foot chase was followed by two shootings, the first where the suspect was found on Third Street and the second a few blocks away on Brackenridge Avenue. One of the officers was shot in the head and passed away immediately. A shot to the leg of another cop resulted in injury, and he was sent to a nearby hospital.
The second officer’s status is now stable. According to Allegheny County dispatch, first responders were stationed close to Tomson Scrap Metal between Brackenridge Avenue and Morgan Street. A SWAT unit was seen by Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 near Prospect Street and 6th Avenue.
Today’s tragedy in Brackenridge is a devastating reminder of the bravery of those who put their lives on the line every day to protect us.
Police Chief Justin McIntire ran towards danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe — and he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to community.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) January 3, 2023
According to Kearns, Swan fled the scene of the gunshots on Pacific Avenue in a car that had been stolen. According to Kearns, the suspect and the stolen car were discovered in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln neighborhood. Police found the vehicle, tried to stop it, and then gave pursuit. Swan is accused of crashing the car, getting out, and running into adjacent trees.
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The man allegedly fired at police as he was trying to flee the wooded area. Swan was wounded by the officers’ retaliatory fire and passed away from his wounds on the scene. As a result, several roads in Brackenridge were closed. Police units from some surrounding agencies had also arrived. Although Kearns claims Allegheny County Police are still actively investigating, they do not believe the public is in danger.