Public Safety Blotter Articles

Detectives, River Rescue Locates Gun Matching Description of Firearm Used in North Side Shooting

Date: October 30, 2022
Incident Type:
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

At 8:45 a.m. on October 30, 2022, Violent Crimes Unit Detectives, along with the Fugitive Apprehension met with the River Rescue to attempt to locate the firearm thrown off the McKees Rocks Bridge by shooting suspect Hezekiah Nixon. 

The River Rescue team was able to locate a firearm matching the description of the firearm used in the case. 

The firearm was discovered to have one bullet in the chamber upon recovery and was reported stolen out of Shaler Township. 

The investigation is still in its active phases and more details will be released as they become available. 


Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews

2022-10-30
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov