RICHLAND TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A man has been taken to the hospital after being shot by police responding to a domestic dispute in Richland Township.
According to police, officers were called to a home along Meridian Road around 6 a.m.
When police arrived, they found a woman bleeding from head wounds and a man standing outside. An officer pulled the woman to safety as the man ran back inside the house.
Eventually, the man came out of the house onto the front porch and officers asked him to show his hands. Then, the man allegedly pointed a gun at the officers.
“They encountered a male who pulled a weapon on the officers. Our officers fired back at the male, striking him,” Northern Regional Police Chief Bob Amann said.
Two officers fired shots and struck him in the arm and abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital, but his condition is unknown.
The female victim was also taken to a local hospital.
Neighbors identified the suspect as Philip Kiel and the injured woman as his wife, Beth.
“I’ve never heard of them fighting. I’ve never seen them have a raised voice to each other, they were really close,” Linda McCulley, a neighbor, said. “If he had a gun, we weren’t aware of it. We didn’t know he had anything.”
McCulley said the couple had lived in the home for at least 30 years and that Philip suffers from depression.
“We know he had not been feeling well,” McCulley said. “This time of year is hard for him. He has a seasonal business and winter months he doesn’t work and this is a hard time of year for him.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Allegheny County Police at 1-833-255-8477.
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