Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Arrest Male After Southside Shooting

Date: November 17, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting/Criminal Trespass
Location: Zone 3

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 100 block of Zara Street around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

Responding officers from Zone 3 saw a male fleeing as police arrived on scene. They observed the male force his way through the closed front door of a home on Zara Street.

Police gave verbal commands for the male to exit the home. Two adults who live in the home exited and advised officers that they live in the home and that a young girl was asleep in a room upstairs. Officers entered the home, secured the first floor and then cleared the second floor, where they located the sleeping girl. Officers safely evacuated the girl. 

Police then entered the basement, where they found a male actor hiding in a small utility room. The male refused multiple commands to surrender to police or show his hands. A K-9 was deployed and the male sprayed the dog in the face with laundry stain remover several times. After multiple attempts to apprehend the male, officers took him into custody. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of minor injuries, then transported to the Allegheny County Jail. 

The residents of the home said they did not know the male inside their home and confirmed that no one should have been in their home. Officers also observed damage to the front door jam. 

Deonte Donald Kidd, 26 of Beltzhoover was charged with criminal trespass, resisting arrest and taunting a police animal, and for an outstanding warrant out of Upper St. Clair. 

Police continue to investigate the Zara Street shooting. No injuries or property damage in the shooting were reported. 

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri