Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Officer, Suspect Injured Following Gun Call

Date: December 30, 2023
Incident Type:
Location: Zone 5

At approximately 6:45 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to the 7200 block of Everton Street for reports of two males inside a vehicle with a firearm .

Officers approached the vehicle to find a male driver and a male passenger with a gun in plain view. When they called for backup, the suspect vehicle tried to get away, side swiping an arriving police vehicle and reversing into the unoccupied police unit.

Officers did not pursue the suspect vehicle, which eventually crashed into a telephone pole on Apple Street at Chaucer. One male was still inside the vehicle, but the other had fled on foot. Medics transported the suspect to the hospital in serious condition, where he was later upgraded.

One officer suffered an injury to his hand and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

A firearm and narcotics were recovered. Charges are pending.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz