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UPDATE: Police Detain One in Connection with Suspected Arson on the South Side

Date: February 19, 2024
Incident Type:

UPDATE: Jeffery Shelpman, 35, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Trespassing, Arson, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Mischief. He was taken to the ACJ.

Original post:

Officers working the South Side Entertainment Patrol responded to the 900 block of Bingham Street for a suspected burglary overnight. 

After making entry into the building, police were clearing the structure when they discovered a male suspect attempting to flee holding a rock and a lighter. Officers detained him while they discovered a bed was on fire in a vacant apartment. 

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to extinguish the fire.

The Fire Investigation Unit will continue with the investigation. 


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz