One police officer died and another was “seriously wounded” after a shooting in the city of McKeesport on Monday.
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) — One officer was killed, another was wounded and a suspect was shot in McKeesport on Monday afternoon.
Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns said McKeesport officers were dispatched to Wilson Street around 12:11 p.m. for a domestic call and was warned the suspect was armed.
When officers got there, they found a suspect having a “mental health crisis,” Kearns said.
The suspect, later identified as Johnathan Morris, walked from Wilson Avenue to Grandview Avenue, and Kearns said when the suspect encountered the officers, he pulled out a handgun and shot them.
One of the officers was fatally wounded. Kearns said he was taken to UPMC but doctors couldn’t save his life. The second officer was critically wounded and flown to the hospital but is now in stable condition, Kearns said.