Police said the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the Homewood South neighborhood.
Police said officers responded when someone reported a man with a gun near Brushton Avenue and Bennett Street.
When officers made contact with the man, a foot pursuit ensued and the man fired a gun at the officers, according to police.
Police said officers returned fire. The suspect was shot, but he continued to flee.
Allegheny County Police confirmed they are conducting an investigation into the shooting.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything is asked to call Allegheny County Police's tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
No further information, including the identity of the man killed, has been released.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh say a suspect was shot and killed after police officers were fired upon during an early morning foot chase.
Public safety spokeswoman Alicia George says officers on patrol in the Homewood neighborhood were alerted at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to someone with a gun.
George says police approached the male and “a foot pursuit ensued and the actor fired a gun at the officers.”
George says police returned fire at the suspect who kept trying to flee but was later apprehended. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The officers were uninjured.