Yet another member of the thin blue line has been killed.
Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire was killed during a shootout with a suspected gunman.
Another officer was injured.
In the Line of Duty
We all know what they sign up for, but that does not make their deaths any easier to take.
When we have to trade a public servant hero for a thug, it just does not seem fair. Sadly, on Monday, that was the trade that took place.
Police then went on a manhunt for Aaron Lamont Swan, 28, of Duquesne in connection with the shooting.
Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns informed the media that Swan is fond of hanging out in the Penn Hills area.
The two officers found Swan, who was wanted for a probation violation.
He took off on foot, and was chased by the officers.
The shootings took place during the pursuit of Swan, with Chief McIntire taking a shot to the head.
Swan then carjacked a vehicle and left the area, but Pittsburgh detectives spotted him.
The officers tried to pull him over, but he fled again, eventually crashing and fleeing on foot.
He again opened fire on officers, but this time Swan was the one to take the shot, pronounced dead at the scene.
Pennsylvania governor-elect Josh Shapiro stated, "Police Chief Justin McIntire ran towards danger to keep Pennsylvanians safe — and he made the ultimate sacrifice in service to community."
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.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) January 3, 2023
Newly sworn-in Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) also chimed in, tweeting, "This is absolutely tragic. Police Chief McIntire made the ultimate sacrifice to keep his community safe."
Brackenridge is about 22 miles outside of Pittsburgh.
Source: Fox News