Brackenridge, Pennsylvania — A Brackenridge police chief was killed and another officer was injured after being shot in downtown Brackenridge on Monday.
Photo: Police presence increased after police killed and another injured in Brackenridge
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The case resulted in a massive police presence as investigators searched for suspects.
Our sources have confirmed that the suspect was shot dead by police following a chase in the city of Pittsburgh.
The suspect who killed a police officer and wounded a second officer was shot dead by police, according to multiple sources. @WPXI https://t.co/AVQVRf4tF7
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Police said they first encountered Swann at a traffic stop and Swann fled.
Harrison Township Police chased Swann in a car on Monday morning, and Swann fled on foot.
At about 2:00 pm on Monday, officers encountered Swann on foot in pursuit near the Brackenridge-Tarrentum border.
The chase lasted several hours in various areas, followed by two shooting incidents. A policeman was shot in both gunshots. Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntyre has died after being shot in the head.
The surviving officer was shot in the leg and listed in stable condition.
What We Know About Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntyre
McIntyre was appointed Chief of Police in Brackenridge on January 2, 2019.
Exactly four years later, Gunfire rang out in downtown Brackenridge, killing McIntyre.
Governor-elect Josh Shapiro issued the following statement following McIntyre’s death:
Today’s tragedy in Brackenridge is a reminder of the courage of those who risk their lives every day to protect us.
Police Chief Justin McIntyre ran into danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe and made the ultimate sacrifice in serving his community.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) January 3, 2023
What we know about the suspect
During a news briefing, Allegheny County police identified the suspect as Aaron Lamont Swann Jr. of Duquesne.
Police said Swann was from Duquesne but was known to frequent the Penn Hills area.
According to multiple sources, Channel 11 Swan was shot dead by police after being chased through the city of Pittsburgh.
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