Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Police Responded to Male Barricaded Inside a Home

Date: March 24, 2022
Incident Type: Barricaded
Location: Zone 6

UPDATE: Police have charged Izahaki Nesphoro, 19, of Northview Heights with Criminal Attempt Homicide, and Aggravated Assault.

Malaya Garland, 18, from Sheraden was charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.


Original shooting blotter entry can be found here:


Pittsburgh Police responded to the 2900 block of Merwyn Avenue around 3:30 p.m. for a male barricaded inside a home.

The individual is a suspect related to a shooting earlier in the day.

Negotiators with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police encouraged the male to surrender without incident.

Medics on scene evaluated him before police took him to Headquarters.

There were no injuries and area streets fully opened around an hour later. The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews