2009-02-26 / Local & State

Home Break-In Suspect Shot Dead Near Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say an officer who responded to a break-in of a house near Pittsburgh shot the man believed to be the intruder, killing him.

Allegheny County police say the man was not immediately killed by the shot fired into his chest by a Duquense officer Thursday morning. Police say the man continued to struggle with the officer, and the officer fired another shot into his forearm.

County police Assistant Superintendent James Morton says the intruder was "mad about something,'' and did not pick the house at random.

The dead man's name was not immediately released because his family had not been notified.

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