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Pittsburgh Officer Shoots Man Who Opened Fire During Domestic Violence Call

Allegheny County Police
Issa Abdus-Salaam, 31, was shot by police during a domestic violence call in Crafton Heights Wednesday night. He faces multiple charges.

A man who opened fire on police officers in Pittsburgh is in critical condition after an officer returned fire.

Officers had responded to a report of a domestic disturbance just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Crafton Heights section.

Police say officers heard gunshots coming from inside the home. They say 31-year-old Issa Abdus-Salaam appeared at the front door and started shooting. An officer shot him at least once.

A woman and two children who were in the home were not injured.

Abdus-Salaam was taken to a hospital. Authorities plan to charge him with aggravated assault, simple assault, unlawful restraint and recklessly endangering another person.

The police officer was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

The officers were not injured.