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Correction: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Reported South Side Assault

Date: April 14, 2021
Incident Type: Assault
Location: Zone 2/3

Correction: Zone 2 officers were dispatched to the hospital around 1 PM, not 1 AM on April 11.

On Sunday April 11, just before 1 p.m., officers from Zone 2 were dispatched to Mercy Hospital for a male who wished to report an assault.

Officers spoke with a male victim with facial injuries and an injury to one arm. The male told police it happened in a bar somewhere on the South Side. He did not know the exact location or time of day it occurred. He told police he accidentally bumped into another male at the bar who confronted him verbally. He says that male and another ended up punching and kicking him. The complainant admits to throwing a bottle of alcohol, but didn’t know if he had hit anyone.

There were no 911 calls for this incident. The investigation was handed over to Zone 3 detectives.

On Wednesday, April 14, plainclothes detectives from Zone 3 took a report from the complainant and his attorney about an alleged assault they say occurred on the 1700 block of East Carson Street on the weekend. 

Detectives are reviewing the complaint and are consulting with the District Attorney’s office which will determine whether charges are warranted against the accused individual. They are also reviewing any available video footage.

Pittsburgh Police do not name alleged victims of crime or the accused unless there are charges that have been filed.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz