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Mt. Washington man arrested following shooting on S. Side


A Mount Washington man was arrested in South Side following a shooting and foot pursuit early Friday morning.

At approximately 2:05 a.m. a police officer working a secondary detail reported shots fired near S. 13th Street and E. Carson Street. He then reported he was engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect for discharging a firearm at another man.

The officer pursued the suspect until he lost sight of him around Bedford Square. Responding officers located the suspect in the 1100 block of Muriel Street and took him into custody without incident at 2:07 a.m. He was identified as Ramar Lamont Winbush, 30.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene to search the area of the shooting to search for a discarded firearm. A firearm was located under a bush at Esser Park, at S 12th and E. Carson streets.

At 2:25 a.m. police were notified a victim from the shooting was in the 1500 block of E. Carson Street. The 25-year-old man from Duquesne, Pennsylvania sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Paramedics transported him to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.

Winbush was transported to the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, persons not to possess a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, discharging a firearm, prohibited offensive weapons, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and escape.


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