PITTSBURGH, PA — A wanted man fatally struck a driver while fleeing police in Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs before he was shot by a detective while attempting to hit the officer with his vehicle, according to authorities.
The chase began about 8 p.m. Friday when an officer tried to stop a vehicle driven by Jack Sherwood near the Monroeville police station, said a news release from the Allegheny County Department of Police. The 48-year-old from Monroeville had active arrest warrants for multiple felonies, according to police.
Sherwood fled to Wilkinsburg and struck a mini motorbike at William Penn Highway and Graham Boulevard, authorities said. Police stopped the chase to aid the man driving the motorbike, according to law enforcement, who said the victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.