Police Chief Gunned Down; Wife Speaks Out

(RightIsRight.co) – The wife of a police chief in Pennsylvania who was shot and killed by a gunman earlier this week has spoken out on social media.

Justin McIntire was the police chief in Brackenridge, a borough of more than 3,000 people in Southwest Pennsylvania, some 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

On Monday, he was murdered by a suspected gunman who was then shot and killed by local police.

“I’m literally broken. I just want someone to tell me this nightmare is over,” the killed police chief’s wife, Ashley McIntire, wrote on her public Facebook page.

“My best friend, my person, my entire world gone in a blink of an eye. I’m not sure how I can do this so-called life without you,” the police chief’s widow added.

“I can’t even put into words how great of a person my husband was. He was my person. I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again,” Ashley continued.

The murdered police chief was a Highlands High School graduate and grew up in Brackenridge, according to WPXI.

Justin McIntire’s killing occurred when the police were looking for 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan of Duquesne, who was wanted for a probation violation on a weapons charge.

According to Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns, Swan was found at about 2 pm on Monday and was chased on foot unsuccessfully.

A Brackenridge police officer saw Swan once again at 4:15, leading to another foot chase, Kearns said, as cited by Fox News.

This resulted in two shootings several blocks apart, with two officers suffering gunshot wounds. McIntire was hit in the head, while another policeman sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

After the second shooting, the suspected gunman reportedly carjacked a vehicle. However, Pittsburgh police detectives tried to stop high.

A car chase ensued as Swan refused to pull over. However, the suspect then crashed the stolen car into a housing development site.

Swan got out and started running away while firing at the police officers, who returned fire, hitting and killing the gunman on the spot.

Allegheny County police said they found two handguns – one on the site where McIntire was murdered and a second on the side where the suspect got shot and killed by the police returning his fire.