By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after they discharged their weapon during a chase on the South Side.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, just before 1:30 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Uxor Way and Sarah Street. Once stopped, two people exited the vehicle and fled on foot after the officer told them to remain inside the vehicle.
The two people fled on foot on Uxor Way and a foot chase began.
During the chase, an officer fired their weapon once and no one was hit or injured.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
The driver was arrested and is facing charges of escape and other traffic violations. Officers also found a firearm and narcotics inside the vehicle during a search.
Police are still searching for the passenger of the vehicle.
The officer that fired their weapon has been placed on administrative leave, as per departmental policy.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
An investigating is ongoing.