Watch CBS News

1 officer killed, another injured in McKeesport shooting; Johnathan Morris charged with homicide

1 officer shot and killed, another injured in McKeesport
1 officer shot and killed, another injured in McKeesport 02:48

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) — One officer was killed, another was wounded and a suspect was shot in McKeesport on Monday afternoon. 

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns said McKeesport officers were dispatched to Wilson Street around 12:11 p.m. for a domestic call and was warned the suspect was armed. 

When officers got there, they found a suspect having a "mental health crisis," Kearns said. 

The suspect, later identified as Johnathan Morris, walked from Wilson Avenue to Grandview Avenue, and Kearns said when the suspect encountered the officers, he pulled out a handgun and shot them.

One of the officers was fatally wounded. Kearns said he was taken to UPMC but doctors couldn't save his life. The second officer was critically wounded and flown to the hospital but is now in stable condition, Kearns said. 

The McKeesport police chief identified the fallen officer as Sean Sluganski and the injured officer as Charles Thomas, who has been released from the hospital.

The suspect continued walking to the intersection of Versailles Avenue and Patterson Street, where he opened fire on a third officer. Kearns said the suspect was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. 

Morris is facing a list of charges, including homicide.

For all the latest updates on this developing story, click here

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.