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Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests.

The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon, police spokesperson Tanya Little said.

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Authorities say a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania shopping mall.

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Pittsburgh Police are still searching for those responsible for the shooting death of a 1-year-old boy in Spring Hill. Officials appealed directly to the public Tuesday to submit any information that could help their investigation.  

Peaceful Civil Rights Marcher Shot In PA, While On Trek From Milwaukee To D.C.

Aug 25, 2020
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A white Bedford County man shot into a crowd of about 50 peaceful civil rights marchers who were crossing through Pennsylvania during a pilgrimage from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. last night, injuring one in the face.

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with attempted homicide after, authorities say, he camouflaged himself in the woods and shot at a school van with children inside.

Police arrested Bryon Benetas, 41, after finding him Tuesday in a wooded area in Shenango Township with two guns, WPXI reported.

“Did you shoot at the van?” A WPXI reporter asked Benetas. “I did not,” he replied while being led away in handcuffs.

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A police officer shot and killed a man who police said opened fire during a foot pursuit near Pittsburgh, police said.

Police Kill Barricaded Gunman Who Shot Pennsylvania Trooper

Dec 10, 2019
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A police visit requested by concerned friends of a mentally ill man who hadn't been heard from in weeks turned deadly early Wednesday when state troopers shot and killed him, ending a 14-hour standoff that began when he shot and wounded a trooper.

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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.

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Law enforcement in Pittsburgh shot and killed an alleged serial bank robber Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg.

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A teenager has died after he was shot apparently by accident inside a home in Pittsburgh.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Officer says 16-year-old Alexander Alman died Monday at a hospital.

Family members tell WPXI-TV Alman and another boy were playing with a gun when he was shot in the face on Sunday afternoon.

Alman was a junior at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. 

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Authorities say a state narcotics officer was wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting during an undercover drug buy in the parking lot of a suburban Pittsburgh shopping center.

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Pittsburgh police are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old described as a "high-achieving student."

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Almost a year after the September 11th attacks, researchers still saw children crashing toy airplanes into towers of blocks.

Police: Gunman Kills 1 At Municipal Building, Is Arrested

Nov 28, 2018

A man who may have been having trouble getting permits for work on his property shot and killed a township employee in a government building Tuesday, then paced the hallway with his head in his hands until police arrived to take him into custody, authorities said.

The gunman walked inside the Paradise Township municipal building about 8:20 a.m., asked for the victim by name, then shot him in the mouth in his office, according to court documents. A co-worker administered CPR until paramedics showed up, but Michael Tripus, 65, of Stroudsburg, was declared dead at the scene.

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Officials say 11 people were killed when a shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.


A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said.

*This post was updated at 3:04 p.m.

Police Fatally Shoot 17-Year-Old Boy Fleeing Traffic Stop

Jun 20, 2018
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A police officer fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose of Rankin just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home.

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Three weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead, there seems to be some momentum for action on gun reform bills in Congress and in the legislatures of states, including Florida and Pennsylvania.

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The boundaries of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts are still in contention this week as GOP leaders file suit to block a map enforced by the state Supreme Court. Three Republican-appointed federal judges on Friday agreed to hear the case.

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Authorities have released the name of a man shot by a Pittsburgh police officer after officials allege he and another officer were fired upon over the weekend.

Allegheny County police said two Pittsburgh officers on foot patrol in the Homewood neighborhood shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday were fired upon by a man who emerged from behind a building. An officer returned fire then and when they found the suspect again.

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Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide.

Victims' Families: Jealousy Drove Car Wash Shooting Suspect

Jan 29, 2018
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  A man suspected of gunning down four people at a Pennsylvania car wash was driven by jealousy, according to family members of the shooting victims.

State police said Timothy Smith, 28, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a .308-caliber rifle and a handgun and was wearing a body armor carrier without the ballistic panels inserted when he opened fire early Sunday morning at Ed's Car Wash in Saltlick Township, a rural town about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Officials Piece Together Chaotic Events After Officer Killed In Harrisburg

Jan 19, 2018
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Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city, while colleagues are remembering him as the "cream of the crop."

US Marshal Killed While Serving Warrant, Suspect Also Killed

Jan 18, 2018
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The name of the Deputy U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty this morning in Harrisburg has been released.

Prosecutor Says Terror Links Not Found In Immigrant Shooting

Dec 28, 2017
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An Egyptian immigrant who wounded a Pennsylvania state trooper and fired at other police officers before being killed has not been connected with any organized terror group or terrorist activity, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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A prosecutor says authorities are still investigating the motives of an Egyptian man who shot at police in several locations in Pennsylvania's state capital, wounding one of them, before dying in a shootout.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico gave no new information Tuesday about Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty's motives. The 51-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen fired at a police officer Friday afternoon in front of the state Capitol and later at a state trooper, wounding her.

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The Department of Homeland Security says a man who fired at officers in Pennsylvania's state capital before he was shot and killed Friday was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa.

Acting DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton says Saturday that "the long chain of migration" that led to Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty's admission to the U.S. was initiated years ago by a distant relative.

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A woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus apparently was shot dead by her estranged husband in a university parking lot on Wednesday, and the man then killed himself, police said.

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Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.

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An engineer from south central Pennsylvania is among those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Shippensburg Police said in a Facebook post Tuesday that Bill Wolfe Jr. was one of the 59 people killed when a man opened fire on the crowded concert grounds from an upper floor of a nearby casino hotel.