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Police Investigate Stabbing and Shooting Incident on Mount Washington 

Date: July 19, 2021
Incident Type: Stabbing / shooting
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 responded for a ShotSpotter notification in the 200 block of W. Warrington Avenue at 7:25 a.m. 

When officers arrived on scene, they located a male victim in an apartment building who had suffered stab wounds after an altercation with another male. The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

A neighbor who had witnessed the altercation told police he had fired at the suspect involved in the stabbing as he fled in his vehicle.

Police followed the suspect vehicle for a short period of time before abandoning the pursuit. A couple of hours later, the vehicle was spotted again on Mt. Washington and police initiated a traffic stop.

The male driver of the vehicle had suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital in stable condition. After he was medically cleared, he was arrested and transported to the Allegheny County Jail. Charges are pending.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating. The Mobile Crime Unit processed evidence at the scene and the vehicle was towed to the Auto Squad.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz