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UPDATE: Man Arrested after Investigation into Toddler with Gunshot Wound

Date: November 17, 2021
Incident Type: Arrest
Location: North Side

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics detectives arrested a man wanted in connection with a toddler treated for a gunshot wound on Glasgow Street (Zone 6) on September 26, 2021. 

Derrick Brandon was taken into custody on the North Side. 

He will be charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. 

He is currently in the Alleghency County Jail. 

Original incident details (September 26, 2021):

At 4:10 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 responded to Allegheny General Hospital for reports that a juvenile male with a gunshot wound had arrived at the emergency entrance in a private vehicle.

The toddler was then transferred to Children's Hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable. 

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating to determine the exact location where the incident occurred.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller