Police: Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Wilkinsburg, suspect fired first

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Sunday.The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Romir Talley, 24.Wilkinsburg Police responded to the intersection of Penn Avenue and Wood Street in response to a 911 call about a man threatening another person with a gun.Officers responded around 1:00 a.m.Authorities said when they arrived on scene, a man, later identified as Talley, ran away. After chasing him, Talley turned and fired a handgun at an officer, according to police.That officer fired back and killed Talley. Per department policy, that officer was placed on administrative leave. Allegheny County Police have taken charge of this investigation. The agency said the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has been given a preliminary briefing of what happened and will review the shooting once the investigation is done. Attorney Todd Hollis posted on Facebook on Sunday that Talley’s family reached out to him for “assistance with the investigation into events that led to his untimely death.” Pittsburgh’s Action News Four reached out to Hollis for comment, but was told the family asked that no comments be made.A family member confirms to Pittsburgh’s Action News Four that Talley was the father of Charlette Napper-Talley. The baby died in April 2018. Her mother, Jhenea Pratt, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child after puting a lethal dose of fentanyl in her sippy cup.

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Sunday.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Romir Talley, 24.

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Wilkinsburg Police responded to the intersection of Penn Avenue and Wood Street in response to a 911 call about a man threatening another person with a gun.

Officers responded around 1:00 a.m.

Authorities said when they arrived on scene, a man, later identified as Talley, ran away. After chasing him, Talley turned and fired a handgun at an officer, according to police.

That officer fired back and killed Talley. Per department policy, that officer was placed on administrative leave.

Allegheny County Police have taken charge of this investigation.

The agency said the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has been given a preliminary briefing of what happened and will review the shooting once the investigation is done.

Attorney Todd Hollis posted on Facebook on Sunday that Talley’s family reached out to him for “assistance with the investigation into events that led to his untimely death.” Pittsburgh’s Action News Four reached out to Hollis for comment, but was told the family asked that no comments be made.

A family member confirms to Pittsburgh’s Action News Four that Talley was the father of Charlette Napper-Talley. The baby died in April 2018. Her mother, Jhenea Pratt, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child after puting a lethal dose of fentanyl in her sippy cup.