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Second Suspect Sought In Clairton Police Officer Shooting

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CLAIRTON (KDKA) – One man has been arrested and an arrest warrant was issued for another suspect in connection with a shooting that left a police officer critically injured Monday night.

Myles Hutchinson, 21, of McKeesport, was arrested Tuesday morning.

He is facing a list of charges including, six counts of recklessly endangering another person; four counts each of robbery, aggravated assault and unlawful restraint; two counts of assault of a law enforcement officer and one count each of criminal conspiracy, criminal contempt, indecent assault and burglary.

Officer James Kuzak was shot three times in the 800-block of Miller Avenue while responding to a home invasion call around 10:45 p.m.

“We’re speaking to the neighbors, the victims of the home invasion, trying to piece together the events as best we can,” Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Andrew Schurman said.

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputies took a man into custody Tuesday afternoon. He is not a suspect in the shooting, but detectives are hopeful he’ll have information.

Sources say Hutchinson and another man took more than $1,000 in cash and more than 15 grams of cocaine from the Miller Avenue home.

Police say Kuzak never knew what hit him and call the shooting an ambush.

KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin reports he is told the reason why they can’t find the second suspect is because Hutchinson is not cooperating with detectives.

Hutchinson also allegedly identified himself as an FBI agent and that’s why the people who lived there let him inside.

Kuzak, 15-year veteran, had only been on the force in Clairton for a couple of weeks.

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