Police charged 19-year-old Macri with a total of 21 crimes, including six felonies, the Tribune-Review reported Tuesday afternoon. He remains in a Pittsburgh area hospital where he is in stable condition.
Police from two local communities were called to a home in North Strabane, Pa. about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on a domestic violence call where he reportedly attacked his mother with a sword and a handgun. When police arrived, Macri came out of the home with an AR 15 rifle. According to the state police report, Macri initially complied with officers’ commands, putting up his hands and laying down in the driveway on his stomach.
While they were attempting to take him into custody, Macri suddenly stood up and pointed the rifle at the approaching police officers, according to the report. All three officers shot, striking Macri several times, police said. Macri continued to fight, and police used a Taser on him.
Macri was transported by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.
All of the officers involved in the initial call are on administrative leave while state police continue to investigate.
A 2018 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg, Macri capped off his 152-30 prep career as a senior by winning the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League)/Southwest Regional and PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) Class 3A state championships at 120 pounds.
Macri originally committed to compete for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga after graduation but was granted a release after UTC head wrestling coach Heath Eslinger resigned. Macri instead enrolled at West Virginia University and was listed on the Mountaineer’s roster at 125 pounds this fall. WVU Senior Associate Athletic Director Michael Fragale said Macri was at the school and on the roster in the fall, but he left school and the team in November for unknown reasons.