The week in photos: Oct. 12-18

The week in pictures in Pittsburgh as seen through the eyes of our photojournalists.

Tajir Wesley, 3, of Pitcairn, left, talks with Pittsburgh police Sgt. Harrison Maddox, center, and Greg Boss, right, a Homewood neighborhood resource officer, at the Fun with the Force event during YWCA’s Week Without Violence, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh in Homewood. A SWAT team, bomb squad, K9 officers and Pittsburgh paramedics also attended the event. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
West Mifflin’s band and cheer, dance and flag teams perform before a game against Belle Vernon, Friday, October 12, 2018, at West Mifflin High School in West Mifflin. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, left, R.-12th District, and U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, right, D-18th District, talk to media after a debate as they campaign for Pennsylvania’s newly-redrawn 17th Congressional District, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the WTAE studios in Wilkinsburg. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Avonworth’s Patrick Gannon fires up his team before playing East Allegheny, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Avonworth High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Jayden Knapp, 6, holds a drawing he made of his late cat, Ollie, with an arrow pointing from the cat toward heaven, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in his family’s backyard in Brookline. The family’s cat died after being shot by an arrow. “He’s my best buddy and I wanted to draw this for him because you do something nice for your cats, Something that you like, like cuddling,” Jayden says. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
SWAT officers leave an apartment, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, on the 1500 block of Main Street in Sharpsburg. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Dean Murray of West Richland, Wa., concentrates as he carves Andy Warhol onto a 1,674lb pumpkin ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, on the North Shore. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Avonworth’s Alex Ifft, left, bites his cross in the locker room before playing East Allegheny, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Avonworth High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Lavonnie Bickerstaff, assistant chief of investigations for the Pittsburgh police, bows her head in prayer during an interfaith service, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at St. James A.M.E. Church in East Liberty. The service was hosted by the Black Political Empowerment Project, the Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence, Black Women for Positive Change, CeaseFirePA and Voices Against Violence. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
East Allegheny’s Ronnie McGrill pushes Avonworth’s Nick Weiser out of bounds, just shy of a touchdown, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Avonworth High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Steelers running back James Conner dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Bengals in the second quarter, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Paul Brown Stadium. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Lift operator Mike Secilia of Kittanning, left, artist Tim Kaulen of Polish Hill, center, and his friend, Brandon Barber, right, of North Point Breeze stand in a lift truck on the 10th Street Bridge as Kaulen and Barber work to repaint Kaulen’s geese paintings, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, on the South Side. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Penguins forward Jake Guentzel looks for a call from the referee as the Canucks’ Alexander Edler holds him down in front of the net, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Elly Sheykhet, mother of Alina Sheykhet, who was found murdered last year in her Oakland home, bows her head as the family speaks to the media after the sentencing of Matthew Darby, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown. Darby entered a guilty plea to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
Mason Miller, left, 9, of Peters plays tetherball with his brother Colby Miller, 7, of Peters, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse in McDonald. (Jessie Wardarski/Post-Gazette)
Safurat Lateef weeps while family members and friends cover the grave of her uncle Abdulganiyu Sanusi, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Chartiers Cemetery in Carnegie. Sanusi, 56, of Lincoln-Lemington was shot and killed on Saturday during a robbery while delivering pizzas in East Liberty. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)