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Pittsburgh Police Make Gun Arrests on South Side and Downtown

Date: July 11, 2022
Incident Type: Arrests
Location: Zone 2 & 3

On July 7 just before 1:40 p.m., Zone 2 officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Forbes Avenue for reports of a disorderly person where a gun was seen. Officers were provided with a description of a male who was approximately 5’8” and wearing a black hoodie. Officers attempted to make contact with a male in the area matching that description when he ran from them down Market Street towards Fifth Avenue.  

Police observed the suspect as he threw what was believed to be a gun over a railing down to the bypass below off of Fort Duquesne Blvd. They caught up to him at Fort Duquesne Blvd. and Sixth Street where he was taken into custody without incident. The discarded gun, more than $1900 in cash, and 81 blue pills in an unmarked pill bottle were recovered by police.  

Malik Terry, 18, is under 21 and ineligible for a concealed carry permit. The gun was not registered to him. Terry faces multiple charges including Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Possession, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Tampering with Evidence, and Disorderly Conduct. 

He was transported to the Allegheny County Jail. 

On Saturday, July 9, at 2:35 a.m., Zone 3 officers responded to the intersection of S 14th St. and Bingham St. for a male wearing a white tank top and jeans and holding a firearm. Arriving units found a male matching the exact description standing near a gray Chrysler 300. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect opened and reached inside the passenger door of the car and was observed moving around the passenger seat and glove compartment, before slamming and locking the door.  

Officers identified the male and explained why they were speaking with him. After confirming the vehicle was his, they looked in the windows to see a firearm in plain view on the passenger seat.  They later obtained a search warrant and recovered the firearm.  

Officers arrested Treyontae Campbell, 28, of Pittsburgh. He’s charged with Carrying a Firearm Without a License.  

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz