On Monday, October 10 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Zone 1 officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Howard Street for a reported gun threat.
Responding units spoke with the female complainant who stated she was at E. North Avenue at Howard Street when two males dressed in all black approached her vehicle. She stated that one of the males pointed a firearm at her, which caused her to flee up Howard Street and hide in the woods.
Minutes before, officers were responding to a call from Allegheny General Hospital of two males fitting the same description waving guns on the street.
At 11:09 p.m., officers witnessed two young males, wearing all black, with hoods up walking on E. North Avenue at Middle Street. Officers got out with the two males at that time and detained them. One of the males was in the possession of two loaded handguns. The second male was searched with negative results for firearms.
While officers were out with the two males, an additional complaint came in from a caller who says he witnessed two males run up to the car next to him at 11 p.m., one of them pointing a firearm. He says this occurred at E. North Avenue and Madison Ave, very close to where both males were detained by police. The caller's description matched the suspects. The earlier female complainant positively identified the male who pointed a firearm at her.
The male who had been possession of the two firearms had a valid concealed carry permit and both firearms were registered to him. Following consultation with the District Attorney's Office, Qyere Russell-Bradley, 21, was arrested and charged with Simple Assault, Attempts by Physical Menace. The other male was released at the scene.
Russell-Bradley was transported to the ACJ.