Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting
A man who was said to be having a “mental health crisis”, shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in a shootout in western Pennsylvania city on Monday 6th.
According to Allegheny County Police Superintendent, Christopher Kearns, during a news conference, two officers were dispatched shortly after noon to a domestic disturbance call in McKeesport, few miles south of Pittsburgh.
The officers tried to talk to the man, but he angrily walked away from his home.
His family members warned the officers that he might be armed, and when the officers encountered him nearby, he suddenly brought out a firearm and shot the two McKeesport officers.
One of the officers, Sean Sluganski, 32, was rushed to a nearby hospital in McKeesport, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The second officer, Charles Thomas Jr., 35, was flown to a Pittsburgh-area trauma center.
Stonix News learnt that the suspect was shot and wounded when he walked around a corner and opened fire at the third officer, who reportedly returned fire.
McKeesport Police Department has prepared charges against the suspect, who is known to the department.
“They have dealt with him on past occasions,” Kearns said.