Parents killed, man dead in Mt. Lebanon; 2 police officers injured


A man died following a shooting and chase in Mt. Lebanon, his parents were found dead inside their home and two officers were injured during the incident early morning, police said.

On Friday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified two of the deceased as George Tratras, 25, of Pittsburgh, and Ana Tratras, 59, of Mt. Lebanon. A 65-year-old man who died has not yet been officially identified; neighbors have identified him as John Tratras, of Mt. Lebanon.

The medical examiner’s office said Ana Tratras was shot, and George Tratras was found in a car at the exit ramp from Route 19 to McLaughlin Run Road. The medical examiner will determine the manner and cause of death. County police are continuing to investigate.

Police said it all began a little after 12:15 a.m. Thursday when a 25-year-old man called 911 from a home on Gilkeson Road to tell them he had killed his parents.

Police responded and made contact with the suspect, who police said was initially cooperative, but later engaged police in gunfire.

Dormont police Officer Rob Barnes was shot in the torso, with his vest stopping the bullet, Dormont police Chief Michael Bisignani said in a statement. Barnes was recovering at home after being treated and released from the hospital.

Police said a Mt. Lebanon officer was also injured and was treated and released. No details regarding the nature of that officer’s injury were available.

Police said the suspect then somehow managed to breach a perimeter that had been set up and took off in a vehicle.

A short time later, a pursuit ensued that ended with a crash at Route 19 and McLaughlin Run Road.

The 25-year-old suspect was found dead inside the car with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said county police, who are investigating the incident.

County police said the suspect’s parents, a 59-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, were found dead inside the house on Gilkeson Road.

The Rev. John Chakos is a leader at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, which is on the same street where the incident started.

“We pray that God will console the members of the family who are affected by this and the entire area, not only affects those members of our church, but of course it affects everyone who lives in this area, who is so saddened by these kind of tragedies when they occur,” Chakos said.

County police ask that anyone with information about the incident call them at 833-255-8477. Anonymous calls will be accepted.WTAE PITTSBURGH


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