Suspect in hours long Pittsburgh standoff after deputies tried to evict him is dead, police say

The occupant of a home who opened fire when deputies tried to serve an eviction notice is dead after an hourslong standoff, Pittsburgh authorities said Wednesday. “The subject in this incident was pronounced deceased by @PghEMS at 5:08 p.m. EST,” public safety officials posted Wednesday afternoon on X, formerly known as Twitter. Seven deputies went to evict a man from a home in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood Wednesday, and several minutes elapsed before they made contact with him, Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus said in a Wednesday evening news conference. The man opened fire, and deputies took cover and then fired back, the sheriff said. After a standoff of more four and a half hours, the suspect was dead, authorities said. “We believe the suspect was neutralized during the gunfight,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Larry Scirotto said. Read more: MSN