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Shots Fired at Postal Worker in Perry North Neighborhood, Male Arrested

Date: January 5, 2023
Incident Type: Shots fired/arrest
Location: Zone 1

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 were dispatched to the 200 block of Waldorf Street for reports of shots fired just after 2 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they spoke with several witnesses who stated a male was shooting at a postal worker from a blue sedan. The male postal worker was not injured, but he told police he dove for cover as the actor fired at least three shots at him from a vehicle. One residence sustained damage from the gunfire.

The suspect vehicle, a blue Subaru Legacy, was located in the 3900 block of Oakdale Street. A homeowner's private camera footage shows the suspect had exited the running vehicle, clearly carrying a gun, and headed toward Woods Run Ave through a wooded area.

Police located a male matching the description of the suspect walking a short time later in the 900 block of Woods Run. He was questioned and read his Miranda Rights. The victim was later able to positively identify the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.

Martinel Humphries, 28, faces several charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person, firearms violations, and providing false identification to law enforcement.

He was transported to Allegheny County Jail. 

Police recovered an AK47 pistol from the scene. The suspect vehicle was towed to be processed for additional evidence. This investigation is active and ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz