County Police Investigating Springdale Township Home Invasion, Homicide

Springdale Township – At approximately 10:05 a.m. on February 4, Springdale Township Police were dispatched to an address on Butler Road in response to a 9-1-1 call about a home invasion by a known person and shots fired.

Police discovered the home located at 1206 Butler Road. The residents were unharmed during the event and advised that the actor fled on foot across Butler Road. The actor was discovered across the street lying in a field with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at that location shortly afterwards.

Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. The investigation has revealed that the actor was shot by a resident of the home during the invasion after he broke through a rear glass door and entering the home. The motive for the home invasion is unknown; however, it is believed the actor had mental health issues.

No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.