Police chief shot dead, second officer injured in Pennsylvania: report

A Pennsylvania police chief was reportedly killed in a shooting that left a second officer injured outside Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon.

The slain officer was Brackenridge, Penn., Police Chief Justin McIntire, according to KDKA-TV, which reports another officer was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition. McIntire, a former sergeant who became the town’s chief of police in 2018, reportedly died at the scene.

Police were searching for a suspect driving a silver 2014 Subaru Legacy. They say he was injured in the exchange of gunfire that ensued during an altercation late Monday afternoon in the 3,200-person steel town.

That man is also accused of carjacking a vehicle. WPXI reported shortly before 7 p.m. that a suspect was in custody in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on Brackenridge Ave., which was being treated as a “very active” crime scene when the evening began.

State police encountered the suspect Sunday night when he fled a traffic stop, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He was wanted on a probation violation. Local police spotted him the following day and gave chase.