Two Injured In Glass Run Road Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – At least two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Hays.

Just before 2:00 a.m. on the ramp from Glass Run Road to Route 885 North toward the Glenwood Bridge, two cars collided.

Paramedics took two people to the hospital and their conditions are unknown.

Pittsburgh Police are investigating the crash.

Source: Two Injured In Glass Run Road Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Port Authority bus shot at in Pittsburgh

A Port Authority bus was hit twice at 9th Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

According to Port Authority media relations, one bullet struck the bus on the left side below a window and another just above the rear wheel.

There were passengers on the bus, but no one was injured.

No suspects have been named.

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Police Make Arrest in 2013 “Baby Marcus” Case

Date: June 27, 2020
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives and SWAT officers arrested a Wilkinsburg man this morning on criminal homicide and other charges in connection to a 2013 triple shooting that killed a 1-year-old baby.

Gregory Parker, 22, is charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, four counts of aggravated assault and gun charges. He was brought to Police Headquarters Saturday before transport to the Allegheny County Jail.

On May 21, 2013, Zone 5 officers responded to a report of a shooting in a picnic area on the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. Two adults and a baby, Marcus White, Jr. were shot. The two adults survived. Baby Marcus, who was 15 months old, died.

During the initial investigation, police interviewed numerous witnesses. The investigation revealed that a group of 25 to 30 people were enjoying a picnic when a group of individuals exited a vehicle across the street and started shooting at them.

Baby Marcus’s aunt picked him up and used her body to shield him from the gunfire. Investigators believe a bullet struck her in the back and traveled through her before fatally striking the baby in the chest.

No arrests were made that day. But Pittsburgh Police never gave up and never stopped seeking justice for Baby Marcus.

Investigating detectives know that this arrest will not erase the pain of Baby Marcus’s family. But members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police hope that Parker’s arrest will at least bring a level of closure to family and community members.

This investigation, now in its eight year, is ongoing and active. Anyone with additional information on the shooting is asked to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Police Arrest Man for 2019 Homicide

Violent Crime Unit detectives arrested an East End man today in connection to a 2019 homicide.

Isaiah Evans, 22, of the East End is charged with criminal homicide in the March, 2019 shooting death of Daniel Carpenter, 42.

On March 17, 2019, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a male shot near the intersection of Shetland Street and Victor Way. Zone 5 officers found Carpenter inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his neck. EMS Medics transported him to Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries on March 18, 2019.

Evans faces gun charges in addition to the homicide charge.

 

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh rapper dies in Swissvale shooting

Police said the 31-year-old man was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound and later died.

The victim was later identified as Kellyn Toliver.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has confirmed that Toliver is a Pittsburgh rapper who goes by Tolly Bandz.

Homicide detectives are investigating. No suspects have been identified.

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Fireworks complaints up 389 percent in Pittsburgh; city creates fireworks task force

A fireworks task force made up of Pittsburgh police and fire investigators has been created in response to a large spike in complaint calls, public safety officials said Friday.

Source: Fireworks complaints up 389 percent in Pittsburgh; city creates fireworks task force

Man arrested for allegedly vandalizing Pittsburgh police vehicle, looting businesses

PITTSBURGH — Police arrested a man who allegedly vandalized a Pittsburgh police vehicle and looted businesses when a riot broke out during a protest last month.

Jordan Erdos, 20, of Butler, is suspected of assault, in addition to the vandalism and looting, during the May 30 protest in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Second person charged with homicide in Pittsburgh man’s death

PITTSBURGH — A second arrest was made in connection with a man’s beating and death in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.

Police said Roger Brown, 63, was found bleeding in broad daylight on a sidewalk on Frankstown Road around 5 p.m. Friday. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he died on Sunday.

Marlon Johnson, 31, was detained by police later Friday night in Homewood as he fit the description of the attacker. He was taken to headquarters for questioning and then later arrested. Police said his charges were upgraded to homicide after Brown died.The details of what led to Brown’s injuries and eventual death are still unclear.

Source: Second person charged with homicide in Pittsburgh man’s death

Bus Driver in Fatal Oakland Pedestrian Collision Arrested

Following an investigation by the Pittsburgh Police Collision Investigation Unit, Shavonne James, 33, of Pittsburgh has been arrested in the January 18, 2020 fatal collision between a bus and pedestrian on De Soto Street and Fifth Avenue around 12:15 p.m.

James faces four charges including Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, Unlawful Activities, and Right of Way of Pedestrians in Crosswalks.

She is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail.

Original incident details: http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/blotterview/475

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter