Justin McIntire, Police Chief of Brackenridge, PA, was killed in one of two police shootouts with Aaron Lamont Swan, 28.
At 2:00 PM, Swan shot two police officers in the town of Brackenridge, PA. This is eighteen miles outside of Pittsburgh. The officers were trying to apprehend Swan on a warrant for parole violations.
McIntire was shot and killed, while a second unnamed officer was shot in the leg and hospitalized. Swan then carjacked a 2014 Subaru Legacy and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase across Allegheny County. He eventually wrecked the car in the Homeward neighborhood of Pittsburgh and fled into the woods.
Shortly after, Swan was shot and killed after firing at law enforcement again.
Swan was previously convicted of shooting at a police officer in 2014. However, he was given a wrist slap plea deal and was only sentenced to three years. In 2017, he was sentenced to another three years for armed robbery and inflicting serious bodily injury. By 2019, he had already been released early and was sentenced to another year for selling drugs.
Swan was from the Duquesne area of Pittsburgh. His mother says he also goes by “Swizzy” and “Bam.”
Brackenridge is a small town of 3,240 people and is 90% White. Pittsburgh is roughly 25% Black. However, in the past twelve years, 85% of known homicide offenders have been Black.