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UPDATE: Police Respond for Theft in Progress Report in Bloomfield, Taser Deployed During Arrest

Date: October 13, 2021
Incident Type: Theft/Arrest
Location: Zone 5

UPDATE: 10/14/21 2:15 p.m.

The male who was taken into custody during a theft in progress call in the 5100 block of Harriet Street on October 13, was pronounced deceased in the hospital at 10:15 a.m. on October 14, 2021, following a medical emergency.

Any additional information regarding the decedent will come from the Medical Examiner’s Office. 

All inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to the Allegheny County Police.  

Original incident details: 

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to a theft in progress in the 5100 block of Harriett Street around 10:20 a.m. 

Officers encountered a male actor who became non-compliant while being taken into custody. A Taser was deployed during the arrest. 

Per policy, the patient was transported to the hospital to be medically cleared before being transferred to Allegheny County Jail. Outside the hospital the patient exhibited a medical emergency and is in critical condition. 

Allegheny County Police will be investigating. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz