Officer fires gun when responding to domestic incident in Penn Hills

PENN HILLS, Pa. — A man was taken into police custody after a domestic incident in Penn Hills.

Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Veronica Drive in Penn Hills around 5 a.m. after a domestic situation.

According to Allegheny County police, a woman who lived at the house said the male resident, identified as 51-year-old Justin Suprano was threatening to kill her.

When officers got there, Suprano, who was inside the home, came outside with a shotgun. He raised the gun and one office discharged his firearm, hitting the front of the house and Suprano’s clothes.

Suprano surrendered to police and was unharmed, according to officials.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Channel 11 crew was with Penn Hills police, where county investigators put a large evidence box with a photo of a gun on it into their truck

Suprano is charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats.  He is being transported to the Allegheny County Jail for arraignment.