Pennsylvania Police Chief Runs Toward Danger, Gets Shot And Killed By Gunman Who Later Met Same Fate At Hands Of Police

A Pennsylvania police chief was shot and killed Monday and another cop was injured during a shootout with a suspect. The gunman was later found and shot dead by police. Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire, who has been the chief since 2018, was shot and killed in a shootout with 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan.

A second officer was shot in the leg. Swan carjacked a vehicle to make his escape but was located by other cops who gave chase. The chase ended in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Another shootout with police ensued and Swan was shot dead.

Around 2 p.m., officers found Swan, who was wanted for a probation violation involving a weapons charge. They chased him on foot. 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. A car chase ensued.

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 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.”