Cherepko released a statement on the violence saying, We have had another senseless act of violence in our community today. Updated on: February 13, 2023 / 11:55 PM At least 10 evidence markers dotted the ground in the parking lot of the Uni-Mart gas station. He died shortly after at the hospital. Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Officer Sluganski was shot and killed in the line of duty on Monday afternoon in McKeesport while responding to a domestic incident. Joseph Regan, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylania State Lodge, issued a statement Monday, saying: "These officers left their homes knowing it was their duty to protect and serve McKeesport regardless of the outcome. Officer Sluganski had served on the force for two years. (WPXI/WPXI). Weichler said she had just left a call with officer Charles Thomas Jr. just an hour before the shooting. Court papers said when officers found Morris on Grandview Avenue, he shot Sluganski and Thomas. He joined the department in January 2020 and was promoted to full-time in January 2021. The hearse is lead by a fire truck and surrounded by other police officers. Police activity in McKeesport sends two nearby schools into exterior lockdown Updated: 1:05 PM EST Mar 1, 2023 Infinite Scroll Enabled Show Transcript Police and paramedics have been called to. At last update, the victim was in critical condition. 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Allegheny County Police said the suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire. Thirty-five-year-old Charles Thomas Jr. is recovering at home. We stand together to honor the service and sacrifice of these Officers and their families in service to our Commonwealth.". The mass and burial will take place at St. Albert the Great Church, Blessed Trinity Parish on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 12:00 p.m. A moment of silence was held before the girls basketball game Tuesday between McKeesport and Penn-Trafford for Sean Sluganski. There is no such thing as a typical call in today's world. MCKEESPORT, Pa. -- A man is facing homicide and other charges in the shooting and killing of one police officer, and the wounding of a second officer after they responded to a domestic disturbance call in western Pennsylvania. He was then taken into custody. Sie knnen Ihre Einstellungen jederzeit ndern, indem Sie auf unseren Websites und Apps auf den Link Datenschutz-Dashboard klicken. DAMIEN IDENTIFYING HIS SON AS 30 YEAR OLD JORDAN EUBANKS, ONE OF THREE PEOPLE SHOT IN MCKEESPORT CRAWFORD VILLAGE AROUND 1:00. 2023 Trib Total Media | All Rights Reserved. The subject continued on foot around the corner where he encountered a third McKeesport officer at the intersection of Versailles Ave at Patterson Street. Callers can remain anonymous. The latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox. Although the affidavit of probable cause identifies the officers who were shot as Officers No. He told police he fired shots to protect his father. "Operating on an asynchronous virtual day allows our community to pay their respects. Sluganski was killed while Thomas was injured. WE HAD OVER 20 AND YOU STILL HAD THREE PEOPLE SHOT. We typically patrol our city with five, six. That officer was the shift commander on duty, the complaint continued. UPMC McKeesport is on lockdown after the shooting. The medical examiner has since confirmed Eubanks' identity and said he was from McKeesport.Youre not going to take my son and its going to be okay. Visitation resumes for fallen McKeesport officer Sean Sluganski. Man shot in head in McKeesport; suspect charged with attempted homicide Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Got a news tip? Belton fired a weapon (info below) but so far, is only facing firearm possession charges. As witness No. The officer and the subject exchanged gunfire, during which the subject was wounded and was able to be taken into custody. Allegheny County dispatchers said police and medics were called to the 3100 block of Versailles Avenue just after noon. When asked if the suspect is being treated at the hospital, UPMC referred KDKA-TV's Meghan Schiller to McKeesport police. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to Morris' home after his mom called the police saying her son was "having a PTSD episode" and being "aggressive" toward her. Johnathan Jermia Morris 31, of McKeesport is charged in Allegheny County with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and attempted murder, and assault of a law enforcement officer in the shooting Monday afternoon in McKeesport, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Pittsburgh. Both Duncan & Eubanks were shot & killed. Officers at the scene told KDKA-TV the officer's body will be placed in an ambulance and escorted to the medical examiner's office. #BREAKING: A active shooter is on a shooting spree with multiple people shot in two separate locations #Mckeesport | #PA Currently multiple law enforcement are responding to a active shooter gunman on a shooting spree in two separate locations in McKeesport Pa. Man dead after shooting in McKeesport Video shows man arrested by heavy police presence outside hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh Thousands without power in Fayette, Indiana, Westmoreland counties PHOTOS: Police respond to situation in McKeesport. The man accused of killing a McKeesport police officer and injuring another allegedly made a threatening phone call to an out-of-state bank about a month ago. "Our office stands with the men and women of the McKeesport Police Department and on behalf of Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus and our entire staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to those impacted by today's shooting. The mass and burial will take place on Tuesday and won't be open to the public. Callers can remain anonymous. Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. No word from county police on potential suspects. The McKeesport mayor's office released a map of officer Sean Sluganski's funeral procession. The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office posted a statement on Facebook, saying McKeesport is in many ways the "heart" of the Mon Valley. As of Thursday morning, Flewellen-Belton is only facing firearms related charges. Belton told police his shooting was self-defense. Because to police action in the area, the Facebook page for the McKeesport Area School District states that all of the districts schools and buildings are currently under lockdown. The witnesses did and captured the shooting of Officer Sean Sluganski and Chuck Thomas on video, according to a criminal complaint filed late Monday. MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) - Two people were shot in McKeesport on Tuesday afternoon. He was later found running and an officer, identified later as Sluganski, said over the radio, "Watch his right hand in pocket, appears real heavy.". Morris fired one round, and the shift commander returned fire at Morris as he rolled across Patterson Avenue. He died at the hospital. He didnt bother nobody, stayed to himself.. The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit responded to a request for assistance in McKeesport for an officer-involved shooting. A 16-year-old is dead and another juvenile was in critical condition following a shooting Tuesday afternoon in McKeesport, according to Allegheny County Police detectives. "What can we do from a community level, from a policing level, from a school district level? The suspect then started shooting at the police officers, wounding one of them and killing another before running away. HES QUESTIONING WHY THIS UPTICK IN VIOLENCE IS HAPPENING. According to Pittsburgh Public Schools, the school was on lockdown for approximately five minutes after the shooting. Johnathan Morris has been charged in connection with the shooting of two police officers in McKeesport. According to Allegheny County police, a 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. A shooting has left one person dead, sent two to the hospital, and led to lockdowns at three McKeesport Area Schools, authorities announced just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Callers can remain anonymous. At 12:11 p.m. today, McKeesport Police Department officers were dispatched to a domestic-related disturbance call in the 1400 block of Wilson Street. "We're all females and we're coming in by ourselves and they do the best that they can for us, so we'd like to show our support back to them," she said. The McKeesport Area School District said McKeesport Area Senior High School, Founder's Hall Middle School and Twin Rivers Elementary were on an exterior lockdown due to the police activity Wednesday afternoon. Police respond to situation in McKeesport Police respond to a situation in McKeesport on Wednesday. The man accused of killing a McKeesport police officer and wounding another Monday afternoon was said to be experiencing PTSD and told witnesses just moments before the shooting that the police were trying to kill him and asked them to record his interaction with them, according to court documents. Injured survivor of McKeesport shooting facing firearms charges. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home at 4201 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Monday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. She gave her video to the police for their investigation. The medical examiner has since confirmed Eubanks' identity and said he was from McKeesport. After he was wounded, Morris attempted to present himself to witnesses in the area as a victim, according to the criminal complaint. Police said the person met a third officer nearby at the corner of Versailles and Patterson, where they both fired their guns at each other before being shot.if(typeof ez_ad_units!='undefined'){ez_ad_units.push([[300,250],'fox3now_com-banner-1','ezslot_9',127,'0','0'])};__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-fox3now_com-banner-1-0'); Both the injured officer and the suspect are in stable condition. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit responded to a request for assistance in McKeesport for an officer-involved shooting. 1 killed, 2 hurt in McKeesport shooting He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. Allegheny County police confirmed the boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition. First responders were called to the 3400 block of Versailles Avenue shortly after 3:30 p.m., county officials said., Governor Josh Shapiro said on Twitter, "Lori and I are praying for the family and loved ones of the McKeesport police officer who died in the line of duty today. If they would just put these cops, sit them up on the corner where all this killing and stuff is going, theres so much drugs and stuff going on down here, and they know it, Damien said. On Wednesday morning, The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 16-year-old Chance Naylor. On Facebook, McKeesport Area School District said McKeesport High School and East End Academy will have asynchronous virtual days on Wednesday. PHOTOS: Police investigating incident on Pittsburghs North Side. Neither of the officers' identities have been released. ITS GOING TO BE OKAY. When officers got there, they found a suspect having a "mental health crisis," Kearns said. "They're here early in the morning to make sure we're getting into the building safely," said Erica Ashcroft. "Unfortunately, something like this may have been avoided. Charges have been filed for the man accused of shooting one police officer and injuring another in a shooting in McKeesport on Monday. 1 juvenile killed, another injured in shooting in McKeesport. While the two witnesses were helping him, according to the complaint, Morris shot at a third McKeesport officer. AND WE TURN OVER EVERY ROCK. Morris' mother, Candace Taylor, is a former McKeesport police officer, KDKA-TV has learned. 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