Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Chase Wanted Felon

Date: May 19, 2019
Incident Type: Foot Pursuit
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 officers were on patrol when they spotted a male suspect with warrants on the 3100 block of McClure Avenue around 5 p.m.

When officers tried to stop the suspect, he ran. Police pursued on foot.

The suspect ran into the home of an acquaintance and hid in the house. Police searched but could not locate him. A K-9 Officer was called, but the search was still unsuccessful.

Officers checked the roof and located the male lying on his stomach. Officers told him not to move, but the suspect jumped onto a neighboring roof and then another. In an attempt to elude officers, the suspect then jumped off the roof of a two-story home into an alley.

EMS transported the suspect to a local hospital in serious condition. Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived to help officers off the roof.

Police arrested one male in the house for hindering apprehension. 

The suspect was wanted on warrants for burglary and felon not permitted to possess a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri


UPDATE: Per media requests, the names of the two men arrested are:

Eric Vaughn, 27. Bench Warrant, Resisting Arrest.

Shane Kumanchik, 25. Hindering Apprehension.