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NV Twp. Officer Wounded By Suspect

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
November 24, 2023
Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

BREAKING: This is a developing story and will be updated with new information.

A North Versailles Twp. police officer was wounded early Friday morning when a suspect shot at him, Allegheny County police said.

The incident happened just before 4 a.m. in the 200 block of Arlington Avenue.

An intense police search for the suspect involving multiple agencies was underway in the early hours of Friday morning. According to broadcast reports, the suspect was taken into custody at about 8:30 a.m. His name has not yet been released.

Allegheny County police said that township officers were called to a report of a domestic disturbance with shots fired at 3:39 a.m. Responding officers encountered a suspect in an alley behind a home and attempted to take him into custody, police said. The man refused and instead produced a handgun, firing at least one shot at the officers, Allegheny County police said.

One township police officer was injured.

Police said a township offier returned fire and the suspect fled the scene. The wounded officer was taken to a local hospital where he was reportedly in good condition, according to a county police spokesperson.

Witnesses reported that a handgun was recovered on Delaware Avenue, about one block from the shooting.

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating. The suspect was described only as a Black male wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

Originally published November 24, 2023.

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