Public Safety Blotter Articles

One Critically Injured Following Police Pursuit of a Vehicle on Route 51

Date: January 9, 2023
Incident Type: Collision/critical incident
Location: Zone 3

At approximately 2:40 p.m., multiple Pittsburgh Police units, in pursuit of a vehicle involved in a recent homicide, were involved in a critical incident on Route 51 at the BP gas station. The vehicle crashed at that location and four male actors fled on foot. One of the actors who fled was struck by a vehicle driven by a detective involved in the pursuit. The injured suspect was transported to the hospital by medics in critical condition. Per protocol, the detective was also taken to the hospital for evaluation and testing.

Three other males who had fled the suspect vehicle were apprehended at the scene and are being questioned at Police Headquarters. Medics evaluated one of the suspects at Headquarters for a lower body injury.

The Allegheny County Police Department will investigate both the initial pursuit and the critical incident. 

The PBP will continue the investigation related to the homicide.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz