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UPDATE: SWAT Responds for Warrant Suspects Inside South Side Residence

Date: January 23, 2023
Incident Type: SWAT
Location: Zone 3

UPDATE: This incident resulted in the arrests of Ricardo Crosby, 18, Asaun Porter,19, Kelshon Lovelace, 21, and Lawrence Strothers Jr., 18.

The arrests clear a number of warrants out of Allegheny County, Allegheny Juvenile Probation, and the City of Pittsburgh with charges ranging from numerous firearms violations to attempted homicide.

All of the individuals have been transported to the Allegheny County Jail. 

Original incident details:

Pittsburgh Police detectives from Zone 5 - while working in Zone 3 - recognized a known warrant suspect on the deck of a residence being used as a short term rental in the 2100 block of Carey Way before 1:30 a.m. 

Upon seeing police, the male ran inside the residence. SWAT was requested after he refused to come out for officers. It was believed there were also other warrant suspects inside, along with multiple firearms.

Approximately seven females eventually exited the residence. After being evaluated by medics, they were identified and released.

Four males were taken into custody for warrants.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence and firearms were recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz