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Police Investigate Pursuit, Shooting Involving Homestead PD

Date: November 28, 2020
Incident Type: Pursuit/Officer-Involved Shooting
Location: Homestead/Zone 3
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a vehicle pursuit, collision and officer-involved shooting that started outside the city and ended on East Carson Street.

The officer is a Homestead Police Officer. The adult male shooting victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

Per the initial investigation:

Homestead Police observed a vehicle driving erratically shortly after 11 p.m. in Homestead. The officers pursued the vehicle out of Homestead and into the City of Pittsburgh.

The pursuit ended in a vehicle collision involving the suspect vehicle, the Homestead Police vehicle and a third vehicle. It was followed by the officer-involved shooting, in which the Homestead officer shot the suspect, on the 3300 block of East Carson Street. 

Pittsburgh EMS transported the male. Pittsburgh Police responded after the incident to investigate.

Pittsburgh Police will conduct the investigation into the shooting. As part of the investigation, Violent Crime Unit detectives will interview the Homestead officer and all other involved parties.

The investigation continues.

East Carson Street was closed from Becks Run Road to Sarah Street while the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene. 


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri

2020-11-28
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov