Name of man shot by police in Pittsburgh released
PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.
Officials said the officers followed a blood trail with a police dog and found the suspect bleeding behind a home. They began CPR, but he died at a hospital. The county medical examiner’s office identified him Monday as 39-year-old Mark Daniels.
Police said a 40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered and is being tested. The officers weren’t wearing body cameras.