Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to UPMC Mercy Hospital on November 30 for a male stabbing victim who had arrived there in critical condition by private means just after 4:30 a.m.
Upon further investigation by detectives in the Violent Crimes Unit, it was learned the male's injuries were incurred during an earlier dispute inside an apartment on the 200 block of Heinz Street on the city’s North Side. During that altercation, a female victim also received injuries.
After consultation with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, police have arrested two people believed to be mutual combatants in this incident.
Shalaya Briston, 24, of Munhall, PA was arrested and has been charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide and Aggravated Assault.
In addition, police have arrested Terrelle Pryor, 30, of Pittsburgh, PA. He faces a charge of Simple Assault.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police understands there is a heightened level of interest in this case, but Police will not be conducting interviews or holding a news conference at this time.
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