Brackenridge police chief killed, another officer injured in shooting; sources say suspect dead

The Brackenridge police chief was killed and another officer was injured after shots were fired in downtown Brackenridge on Monday.

PHOTOS: Heavy police presence after police officer killed, another injured in Brackenridge

The incident prompted a heavy police presence as investigators searched for the suspect.

Our sources confirm that the suspect was shot and killed by police after a chase in the city of Pittsburgh.

Shooting incidents

Police said they first encountered Swan during a traffic stop, which he allegedly fled.

Monday morning, Harrison Township police engaged in a vehicle pursuit with Swan, and he fled on foot.

At around 2 pm on Monday, officers encountered Swan near the border of Brackenridge and Tarentum in a foot pursuit.

The chase lasted for several hours through different neighborhoods before two separate shootings, one in the 800 block of Third Street and another on Brackenridge Avenue. Officers were shot in both shootings. The Brackenridge police chief, Justin McIntire, was shot in the head and killed.

The surviving officer was shot in the leg, and is listed in stable condition.

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What we know about Brackenridge police chief, Justin McIntire

McIntire was sworn in as Brackenridge’s police chief on Jan. 2, 2019.

Exactly four years later, McIntire was killed when shots rang out in downtown Brackenridge.

Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro issued the following statement after McIntire’s death:

Click here for what we know about McIntire.

What do we know about the suspect

During a news briefing, Allegheny County police identified the suspect as Aaron Lamont Swan Jr. of Duquesne.

Police said Swan was from Duquesne, but was known to frequent the Penn Hills area.

Several sources told Channel 11 Swan was shot and killed by police after a chase through the city of Pittsburgh.

This is a developing story, and Channel 11 has a crew working to learn more. Stay with Channel 11 News for continuous coverage of the situation as updates continue to come in.

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