Man who threatened to kill woman with shotgun in Penn Hills shot by cop

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PENN HILLS, PA – Police in Penn Hills have arrested a 51-year-old man who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill a woman inside a Veronica Drive home with a shotgun. The Allegheny County Police Department is investigating after Justin Suprano was accused of threatening to kill a woman during a domestic dispute.

Police arrived at around 8 am to find Suprano holding a shotgun as he answered the door. Officers said he raised his shotgun before an officer fired his gun at him.

“As Suprano began to raise the shotgun, one officer discharged his firearm, striking the front of the home and Suprano’s clothing.” ACPD said in a statement Wednesday night. “Suprano surrendered to police and was found unharmed. Penn Hills Police requested the investigative assistance of the County Police Homicide Unit.”

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He was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats.