CLAIRTON (KDKA) — Multiple sources tell KDKA-TV that a police officer was shot in Clairton.
KDKA-TV’s David Highfield reports the officer was responding to a robbery call when the shooting happened in 800-block of Miller Avenue.
Emergency officials received the call about 10:45 p.m. on Monday.
KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti has learned the officer, who works part-time, was shot in the chest. He was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Allegheny County Homicide detectives are at the scene. Authorities have established a six-block perimeter around the scene.
K-9 units from neighboring communities have been called in to help with the investigation.
A medical helicopter was called for the officer, but he was taken away by ambulance.