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SWAT Responds to Armed, Barricaded Homicide Suspect in The Hill District 

Date: October 1, 2021
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 2
Summary:

Just after 12:30 p.m. on October 1st, 2021, Pittsburgh Police responded to a home on Manilla Street in Zone 2 for reports that a homicide suspect was inside and refused to come out. 

The subject had an active warrant for his arrest pertaining to a homicide on September 22, 2021 in Zone 3.

SWAT responded to the scene. Over several hours, SWAT operators employed verbal hails, OC vapor, negotiators and non-lethal tactics with no result. 

After the subject failed to surrender, officers attempted once again to deploy gas, at which point the subject fired on police. 

Police returned fire. The subject was later found deceased. 

Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny County Police and U.S. Marshals were also on scene. 

Following standard procedure, officers involved will be placed on administrative leave. 

The incident is now being investigated by the Allegheny County Police. 

 

 


Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller

2021-10-01
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov