CLAIRTON (KDKA) — New details are emerging in the shooting that critically injured a Clairton police officer.

Officer James Kuzak, 39, remains at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was shot three times while responding to a home invasion Monday night.

A criminal complaint states that one of the two suspects knocked on the door of the home in the 800-block of Miller Avenue and identified himself as an FBI agent.

As soon as the door opened, the men barged into the home with guns.

Before it was all over, there was gunfire and Kuzak, 39, was shot while standing at the rear of the house.

Two other officers were with him. One was at the front door and the other was at the side.

The criminal complaint says the robbers took $1,000 in cash from beneath a mattress in a bedroom and about $200 from a 45-year-old man who was in the house with a woman and two small children.

Charged in the case so far is 21-year-old Myles Hutchinson. Police are continuing a manhunt for the second suspect.

In the city of Clairton, police officers are not on routine patrol. Instead, they’re rotating in and out of the hospital to visit their colleague.

Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies and Allegheny County Police are handling patrols.


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