Pennsylvania Police Chief Runs Toward Danger, Gets Shot and Killed by Gunman

A Pennsylvania police chief has been shot and killed during a shootout with a violent armed suspect, according to reports.

Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire was shot and killed on Monday in the incident that left another cop injured.

The gunman was later found and shot dead by police.

McIntire, who has been the chief since 2018, was shot and killed in a shootout with 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan.

The second officer was shot in the leg.

After the fatal shootout, Swan carjacked a vehicle to make his escape but was located by other cops who gave chase.

The pursuit ended in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.

Another shootout with police ensued and Swan was finally shot dead.

Before the fatal shootings, officers found Swan at around 2 pm.

Swan was wanted for a probation violation involving a weapons charge.

After he resisted arrest, the cops chased Swan on foot.

However, he shot the two officers during the chase, killing the police chief.

While trying to flee in the carjacked vehicle, Pittsburgh police detectives saw him and gave chase.

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Swan crashed into a housing development area and fled on foot.

As he tried to make his getaway he opened fire on police officers who returned fire and shot him dead.

Soft on crime Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said:

“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 the community.

“Chief McIntire and his family are in my prayers, as is his fellow officer who was injured in the line of duty tonight.

“May Chief McIntire’s memory be a blessing.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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