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19-year-old accused of firing shot at police during chase in Friendship



PITTSBURGH - A 19-year-old is facing several charges Thursday after he led police on a foot chase through Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Police said Aaron Swan Jr., of Larimer, was walking in the 100 block of N. St. Clair Street when officers noticed him turn in the opposite direction as soon as he saw the police vehicle.

According to a statement released Thursday, “Swan ran while holding what officers believed to be a firearm against his waist.”

Investigators said a foot chase then followed through several residents’ yards, before he fell and fired one round at police.

At that point, officers said, Swan ran into the Angelus Convalescent Center on Amber Street.

Police said he holed himself up in a bathroom inside the facility and police K9s were sent in to get him out. He was treated at the scene for wounds sustained during his arrest before being transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Swan was later released from the hospital and taken to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of escape, flight to avoid apprehension and carrying a firearm without a license.