Pittsburgh Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation

Pittsburgh Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation

Pittsburgh Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation

Pittsburgh police responded to an active shooter situation near the neighborhood of Garfield on Wednesday. The situation reportedly escalated into gunfire when police arrived to serve an eviction notice, according to KDKA-TV.

“Hundreds of rounds” were reportedly fired during the incident. Police have yet to offer details on how many people may have been injured. Garfield is a small neighborhood in northeast Pittsburgh.

Police said in an update at 5:14 p.m. that the subject was pronounced deceased. A neighbor near the scene told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “I’ve never heard bullets like this. Something you’d see in a movie.”

City police have closed several roads in the area and have posted on social media urging residents to stay away as shots are “continuing to be fired.” A White House spokesperson told that President Biden has been briefed on reports of the active shooter situation in Pittsburgh.

A trooper on the scene told that the resident of the home had been shooting down police drones after the eviction incident. As of the early afternoon, the resident remained barricaded inside their home.

Police Respond to Active Shooter Situation in Garfield Neighborhood

Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus told reporters during a press briefing that the suspect immediately began opening fire on deputies when the eviction order was presented at 10:25 a.m. He said no officer was shot, but one was injured while trying to take cover.

Kraus said there was “no indication” that the subject was “this dangerous” prior to serving the eviction order. He added that the suspect had “a lot of ammunition” in the house, and said many opportunities were presented for the individual to surrender.

The law enforcement source said the male suspect, who’s now deceased, considered himself a “sovereign citizen.” According to the FBI, people within the sovereign citizen movement “clog up the court system with frivolous lawsuits and liens against public officials to harass them.”

As more information becomes available about this tragic event, we will continue to provide updates on this developing story.


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