SOUTH FAYETTE (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police were called to assist a 45-year-old man in South Fayette early Sunday morning.
The victim, who has not been identified, was found severely beaten in the 300 block of Ridgepoint Circle around 7:29 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition, according to police. Allegheny County Homicide Detectives are investigating.Anyone with information is asked to call the County Police Tip Line 1-833-ALL-TIPS and can remain anonymous.
By Mick Stinelli:
A man was taken to the hospital on Sunday after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.
Police first received reports of a person shot in the 900 block of Norwich Avenue around 12:15 p.m.
Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital in stable condition.
No other details were immediately available.
Mick Stinelli: firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-263-1869; and on Twitter: @MickStinelli
Two Allegheny County men are accused of drug possession after, Greensburg police say, one of them had five bricks of heroin at Autumn Brook Apartments last week.
Denzell Lavelle Snead, 22, of Elizabeth Township, and Isaiah Johnson, 22, of Swissvale are charged with possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility and other offenses. Neither had an attorney listed in online court records.
City police say they were following up on tips from a concerned citizen and a confidential informant about suspected drug activity at the Luzerne Street apartments on May 13. Officers spotted a Chevrolet sedan circle the area at 3:45 p.m. and stop near the main office, according to court papers.
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.
Source: Public Safety Media Blotter
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.
BRENTWOOD (KDKA) — Dozens of people from the South Hills are without a home on Easter.
A fire ripped through an apartment building, and several people had to be rescued.
It was about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning when Brentwood EMS said a fire started in the 3300 block of Brownsville Road. Crews arrived and found people hanging out of windows.
The people who live inside said the smoke quickly spread through the building.
“It happened so fast and the smoke just engulfed our apartment,” said Danyelle Kenepp, describing the situation in the building.
“All the smoke detectors in the building were going off, and there was smoke pouring in and around the seam of my front door,” another resident told KDKA.