Immigration agent shoots self in Pittsburgh office

June 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office says a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer fatally shot himself at the agency’s Pittsburgh field office.

Pittsburgh police and the Federal Protective Service — an agency that polices federal buildings — were also investigating the Thursday shooting of 43-year-old James McConaughy, of Beaver Falls.

ICE spokeswoman Nicole Navas says investigators don’t suspect foul play.

The shooting took place shortly after 4 p.m. at the Department of Homeland Security building near the city’s South Side. The immigration agency has offices within that building.

Pittsburgh police declined to comment beyond confirming the shooting, with a spokeswoman saying they were deferring to Federal Protective Service officials, who in turn deferred to the police.

An autopsy Friday showed McConaughy died of a self-inflicted head wound.

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