Tionna Highsmith death ruled a homicide.

 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner today ruled the death of Tionna Highsmith a homicide.

Highsmith was shot and paralyzed in 2005 when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout during a church festival in Brighton Heights. She was found deceased in her apartment in January. Highsmith was 29.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continue to investigate this senseless act of violence that led to the death of an innocent person.

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.

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Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Police found a car hit with bullets and several shell casings on Mt. Pleasant Road just after midnight Monday

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report multiple shots fired on the 400 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 12:10 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

The Violent Crime Unit closed Mt. Pleasant Road while detectives processed the scene for evidence.

Source: One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Girl Struck by Hit and Run Vehicle in Stable Condition

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a juvenile female struck by a  Hit and Run vehicle on the 6400 block of Frankstown Avenue around 12:10 a.m. May 17, 2020

Map of 6400 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Zone 5 officers found the victim, a 14-year-old girl, suffering lower back pain. Medics transported the girl to a local hospital in stable condition.

Per the initial investigation: A white, four-door SUV struck the girl and fled the scene.

Police are searching for the vehicle. The investigation continues.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Gunman in shooting at Illinois Super 8 hotel dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police stand-off | Daily Mail Online

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the motel on Colosseum Drive in Rockford just before 1am local time Sunday. The suspect was confirmed dead six hours later.

  • Police responded to the shooting at the Super 8 in Rockford before 1am Sunday 
  • Officers discovered three people with gunshot wounds at the scene 
  • One of the victims was pronounced dead and the others are injured
  • The male suspect barricaded themselves inside the motel and was confirmed dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 6.45am
  • Police said the suspect and the officers exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire 

Source: Gunman in shooting at Illinois Super 8 hotel dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police stand-off | Daily Mail Online

One critically wounded in shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

A male victim was in critical condition following a shooting early Saturday on Pittsburgh’s North Side, according to city police.

The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds after police responded to a ShotSpotter notification around 1:40 a.m. in the 300 block of West Burgess Street in Perry South.

Medics took him to a local hospital.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

Date: May 16, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification on the 300 block of W Burgess Street around 1:40 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found a male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

Source: One critically wounded in shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

Richard Burr: Senate intelligence chief steps down for FBI probe – BBC News

The Republican chairman of the US Senate intelligence committee will step down while an insider trading inquiry is carried out.

Richard Burr of North Carolina said he had decided to do so because he did not want the investigation to distract the committee from its work.

Mr Burr’s phone has been seized by the FBI as part of the inquiry.

The senator, who denies wrongdoing, allegedly used inside information to avoid market losses from coronavirus.

He declined a request for comment.

Mr Burr and his wife sold as much as $1.7m (£1.4m) of equities in February, just before markets plunged on fears of an economic crisis.

It is illegal for members of Congress to trade based on non-public information gathered during their official duties.

Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, as well as Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, also reportedly sold holdings before the downturn, but are not confirmed to be under investigation.

Ms Feinstein said she had answered questions from the FBI regarding trades made by her husband, however.

Source: Richard Burr: Senate intelligence chief steps down for FBI probe – BBC News

Ten charged federally in connection with ’11 Hunnit’ gang in the Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ten people from Pittsburgh, McKees Rocks, Pitcairn and other Allegheny County communities have been charged with drug dealing following an FBI-led wiretap investigation into the 11 Hunnit street gang in the Hill District that federal agents say was led in part by slain rapper Jimmy Wopo.

The 10 were charged in four complaints filed earlier this month in federal court and unsealed on Wednesday.

The first complaint charges five people with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from January 2020 until this month: Phillip Robinson, 30, of Pittsburgh; Joseph Clancy, 46, of Pittsburgh; Tyree Campbell, 29, of Pittsburgh; Tracy Bullock, 51, of McKees Rocks; and Sanzio Williams, 31, of Pitcairn.

Wiretaps and surveillance revealed that Clancy supplied Robinson, who redistributed the drugs to the other alleged co-conspirators.

Source: Ten charged federally in connection with ’11 Hunnit’ gang in the Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investigation Underway After Man Shot And Killed In Wilkinsburg – CBS Pittsburgh

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WILKINSBURG, PA. (KDKA) — Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilkinsburg.

Officials were called to a shooting in the area of Laketon Road and Robinson Boulevard on Wednesday night.

First responders found the victim and performed life-saving measures, but the boy died from his injuries, police say.

An investigation is underway, and police are searching for the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: Investigation Underway After Man Shot And Killed In Wilkinsburg – CBS Pittsburgh

Man Walks into Hospital with Gunshot Wound

Date: May 13, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 1400 block of Federal Street around 9:15 p.m.

Shortly after, a male walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was admitted in stable condition.

The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Police Investigating Cold Stone Creamery Robbery

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery at the Cold Stone Creamery on Forbes Avenue.

The incident took place around 10:15 on Monday evening.

The suspect allegedly took a bus to Homestead.

Police took one person into custody in Rankin.

Police have not said if they have made any arrests in connection with the robbery.

Source: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Cold Stone Creamery Robbery

IN OTHER NEWS

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Mt. Oliver Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 700 block of Brownsville Road around 6:30 p.m. May 11, 2020.

Officers found a male with gunshot wounds to his torso and leg outside a parked vehicle. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

Per the initial investigation: The victim was driving his vehicle out of a parking lot on Brownsville Road when another vehicle entered the lot. The drivers had verbal confrontation, and an occupant in the second vehicle fired multiple shots at the victim. The second vehicle then fled the area.

Police are investigating.

UPDATE (8:54 a.m., May 12, 2020) — The shooting victim died overnight in a local hospital. Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The victim’s identity, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.