ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Officials had to open fire at a suspect during an undercover child predator investigation after the individual almost hit officials with his car.
On Thursday, agents with the Attorney General’s Office said they were posing as a 14-year-old boy online when they were contacted by Justin Torres.READ MORE: Man Gets Up To 60 Years In Deadly Hill District Shooting
They say he tried to set up a meeting for sex at the Holiday Inn along Campbell’s Run Road.
When he arrived, undercover agents confronted Torres, who was sitting in his car.
While trying to get away, police say Torres almost hit officers, including driving directly towards them.READ MORE: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Has Seized More Than 6,000 Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Across The Country
That’s when the shots were fired at his car.
Torres was eventually pulled over along Route 22-30 and taken into custody.
Torres is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault and unlawful contact with a minor.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Man Gets 15 To 30 Years In 2015 Murder
No one was hurt.