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UPDATE: Police and EMS Responded To a Shooting on Washington Boulevard

Date: July 27, 2021
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 5

UPDATE 7/29/21: Braijon Burton, 21, of Garfield has been charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide, 3-counts of Aggravated Assault, REAP, Robbery of a Motor Vehicle, Persons not to Possess a firearm, Firearms not to be Carried w/o a license, Careless Driving, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.


Original Post:

Pittsburgh Police and EMS responded to the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard for a 9-1-1 call of a male shot around 4:35 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they were directed to a male with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Medics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

The suspect fled in a pick-up truck stolen from that location towards the Allegheny River.

Police located him and vehicle headed inbound on Route 28. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a weapon at a civilian vehicle. The vehicle was hit and the driver was not injured.

The suspect struck a police vehicle where an officer suffered a minor leg injury. The officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect was taken into custody after the truck became immobilized.

The Mobile Crime Unit and SVU detectives arrived to process the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews