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ARREST: Suspect In Mellon Park Shooting in Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UPDATE:

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 30, 2018) --Anthony Lamont Hines, Jr. is now in the Allegheny County Jail. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested him without incident in Monroeville at approximately 2:11 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Anthony Lamont Hines, Jr.  faces several charges to include Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person, Firearms Violations and a violation of an active PFA. 

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank the public for the help detectives received in tracking down this suspect. Several eyewitnesses came forward and provided invaluable information that led to the successful identification and capture of Hines, Jr. Our community is stronger and safer when police and residents work together to fight crime.

(ORIGINAL RELEASE)

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 29, 2018) --  Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention and Violent Crimes detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Anthony Lamont Hines, Jr. for the attempted murder of a youth league football coach at Mellon Park. Hines, Jr.  is considered armed and dangerous. 

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the park in the 6500 block of Fifth Avenue for a reported shooting. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the suspect, now identified as Anthony Lamont Hines, Jr., walked onto the field where a group of youth, ages 7-12 years old, were holding football practice. Hines Jr.,  a known acquaintance of the team, approached the coach and a verbal altercation ensued. According to eyewitnesses, Hines, Jr.  then shot the coach and fled the scene. 

The unnamed coach suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital by private means. The coach was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.  

Anthony Lamont Hines, Jr.  faces several charges to include Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person, Firearms Violations and a violation of an active PFA. 

Again, Hines, Jr.  is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800. 

 ANTHONY LAMONT HINES, JR.

Published

09.30.2018

Contacts

Alicia George
Communications
Public Safety
(412) 303-9329
alicia.george@pittsburghpa.gov