Police: Suspect Yelled, ‘We’re Going To Have To Shoot Our Way Out’

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police have released new details in a home invasion that led to the shooting of a Clairton police officer.

Officer James Kuzak was shot three times in the 800-block of Miller Avenue around 10:45 p.m. and is now listed in critical condition.

According to investigators, two adults – a man and a woman – and an 8-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were in the house.

Two suspects armed with guns knocked on the door, looking for drugs and money. The man and woman then called 911.

Three Clairton police officers responded to the call and split up. Kuzak took the back door. One of the suspects was heard yelling: “We’re going to have to shoot our way out.” They started shooting through the back door, hitting Kuzak.

He was hit in the right forearm, the left side and in the shoulder/clavicle area which is the most serious injury.

Doctors say there is a possibility Kuzak could have suffered paralysis, but it’s too early to tell.

There was also an attempt to sexually assault the woman in the house. The man in the house was roughed up in the home invasion.

No officers fired any weapons during the incident.

Both suspects ran away from the scene. Myles Hutchinson was arrested in North Versailles. 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.

Police did not release the name of the second suspect still on the run.

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  • carol

    prayers to the officer and i hope the actors burn in hell hope the suspects get what is coming to them really makes me angry i

  • FedUp

    Polish up the chair for the tough guys

  • Kooky

    Public beheadings for these two animals.
    I work cheap.

  • johnny69

    I would EASILY eliminate them for free, also ANY family and friends that preotected them and failed to eliminate them. If my son (or any of my friends sons) did this he wouldn’t have to worry about the cops catching him. Too bad the wimps who live in areas like this are too weak to clean up their own town. I wish that the cops had killed them both The poor officer may die or never walk again because the people in this town knew they were bad guy hooligans and in most cases approve of their thug criminal doings. Why doesn’tthis kind of stuff ever happen in Fox Chapel? Springdale? Cheswick?

    • MsCynic

      I’d be ok with the police shooting people like this in a heartbeat! I’m also sick to death of their community and family defending and hiding this HUMAN GARBAGE!! My father would have brought my brothers or sisters to court HIMSELF if they were involved in anything STUPID like this. I don’t care what nationality you are, TRASH BEGETS TRASH! At some point, someone HAS to TAKE OUT THE TRASH – for the betterment of all!!

  • G2

    Kooky I couldn’t agree with you more but I would do it for FREE!

  • Ace Slick

    He’ll be out in 2 years.

    Welcome to America!

  • Herbert G. Kornfeld

    I know all about white people. I know all about “white history”. I know all about “nerdy” white men and women. I’m no dummy. I watch CSI.
    I sure hope the ruined economy can’t be blamed on middle-aged, greedy, white bankers that F- the world over for a percentage.

    • Dave

      Drink much?

  • Kacie Chambers

    Oh how I wish there was a real life Dexter that could be taking “care” of these nasty people who think they are above the law!

  • Daniel

    To have sexually abused the woman while her children are in the house is beyond words. I agree that anyone who helped these idiots hide or helped them in anyway should be imprisoned for life. My best wishes to the officer for a speedy recovery and to the family as well. As for the suspects may the rest of your lives be a living nightmare…..

  • duh

    uhhhh…Jordan miles ring a bell ? thats why police are afraid to protect themselves.

    • Anonymous

      Since when has anyone claimed that the Saldutte, Ewing or Sisak had to “protect” themselves from Jordan Miles. They beat the hell out of him. That they are being held to account for that blatant violence against an innocent kid is a good thing, as the three are obviously thugs, and holding bad policemen accountable increases community trust of the police which increases the information flow and keeps cops safer on the street.

  • Xclan

    surprise, surprise…..WOW the racists are tonight…. Where were you when you first grade buddy poplawski was shooting shyt up??

    • johnny69

      I was (AND STILL AM) sking for a chance to skin him alive, just like all the good guys were. Oh, you weren’t though, huh?

    • Dave

      I’m not the appointed white spokesman, but I’m sure I speak for most when I say we want him taken out as well. It’s not black/white. It’s about ANYONE having a disregard for others’ lives. Those that take lives should lose theirs.

  • Xclan

    surprise…..WOW the racists are tonight…. Where were you when you first grade buddy poplawski was shooting shyt up??

  • fed up
  • Jim

    The cop didn’t shoot first because (I’m guessing) he didn’t know the animals were on the other side of the closed door…unfortunatley. Otherwise, yes, this would’ve been a much happier ending.

  • tk

    Ethnic cleansing sure leys start with you first please

  • FedUp

    Shoot your way out? I’ve got an idea . . .let’s give these thugs a one way ticket — stuff them all onto a military plane like cattle and drop all these loser gangsters and their guns in the mountains of Afganistan. Go — have fun and shoot til your heart’s content. Bye Bye

  • joey

    o sorry about what happened but men and women in our military die everyday and thats not headline news every hour! He took a job Knew the risks! ..ANYWAYS Why would the dude leave Peters Township to work for Clairton police!for a supposing lower rate. Peters has no crime guess he wanted more action .. i will pray for him

  • Mr Soho

    This home was targeted due to illegal drug sales, this was not a random home invasion. The residents are just as responsible as the thugs that invaded it.

  • meg

    Just because people say it was him doesn’t mean is true. And by the way, all charges were cleared, racists. Ps his name is not jordan miles.

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