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UPDATE 2: Suspect in Custody for Hill District Shooting

Date: December 21, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 2

UPDATE 2 (9:27 p.m.): Shealey is in custody. He will be booked into the Allegheny County Jail.


UPDATE (1:45 p.m.) -- Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives are searching for Renato Shealey, 40, of Mt. Oliver in connection to this morning's shooting in the Hill District.

Shealey faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery and firearms violations. 

Shealey has been acting erratically and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him.

Anyone with information on the shooting or Shealey’s whereabouts is asked to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.



Police and EMS responded to a 9-1-1 call for a male shot on the 400 block of Heldman Street around 2:30 a.m.

Responding Zone 2 officers discovered evidence of a shooting, along with a male victim on the first floor of the building.

The victim was conscious and alert with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

A suspect was reported to have fled towards an unknown direction. The Crime Scene Unit arrived to process the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews