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Investigation Underway After Pittsburgh Police Officer's Duty Weapon Discharged During Foot Pursuit

Date: July 10, 2021
Incident Type: Firearm discharge
Location: Zone

On July 10, a Pittsburgh Police officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Uxor Way and Sarah Street at around 1:25 a.m.

When the officer stopped the vehicle, two males exited. The officer gave verbal commands for the driver and passenger to remain inside the vehicle. 

The individuals fled on foot down Uxor Way. A brief foot pursuit of the driver occurred. During the foot pursuit, an officer discharged his duty weapon one time. There were no injuries.

The suspect was arrested and charged with escape and various traffic violations. A firearm and an undisclosed quantity of narcotics were recovered during a search of the vehicle. Additional charges may be filed. Police are still searching for the passenger who fled the scene.

The vehicle was towed to be processed by the Auto Squad.

Per departmental policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave.

At this time the investigation is preliminary and ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz