Police: Baldwin police sergeant shot by fellow officer

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BALDWIN (AP) – Authorities in Western Pennsylvania say a Baldwin police sergeant was shot in the back by a fellow officer as both were responding to an early morning domestic call.


Emergency dispatchers in Allegheny County said four officers were sent to the home at 3:45 a.m. Sunday.


County police superintendent Charles Moffet said officers repeatedly asked the man who answered the door to show a hand that wasn’t visible, and then two shots were fired. One hit the sergeant in the back, between his vest and his belt. A third officer then fired into the side of the house before the man was taken into custody.


Baldwin police chief Michael Scott said the injured officer was in stable condition, “in good spirits and … very supportive of the officer who injured him.”


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