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Busy weekend for Zone 3 in Hilltop neighborhoods


Zone 3 officers had a busy weekend responding to a variety of calls and emergency situations across the Hilltop neighborhoods.

Beginning on Saturday, June 25 at approximately 2:16 p.m., Zone 3 Officers issued a call for SWAT to be deployed to the 300 block of Clover Street in Arlington where two men were involved in a dispute over a woman.

Azad Smith, 25, a resident of the house, fired a gun at the other man who fled the scene in a vehicle. Assisted by a K-9, SWAT cleared the residence and found Smith in a detached garage.

Smith’s charges include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime, persons not to possess a firearm, and discharging a firearm within city limits. No one was injured during the incident.

Later that evening, at approximately 9:08 p.m., officers were sent to the KFC in the 1100 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police, three black males, two with guns, entered the store and told the people inside to lay down on the floor.

They demanded cash and made off with an undetermined amount. They left the restaurant and each ran off in different directions. No further details were currently available.

Shortly after at 9:30 p.m. officers were sent to the intersection of Boggs Avenue and Greenbush Street in Mt. Washington for a report that a man had been shot. The police found a 19-year-old man had been shot in the lower back at the location.

Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he was listed in stable condition. A second shooting victim, a 15-year-old boy, was discovered nearby on Greenbush with wounds to his knee and back. Paramedics also took him to UPMC Mercy. Police believe there were two male shooters. The investigation is ongoing.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26 at approximately 3 a.m. officers were sent to a home in the 200 block of Walter Street for a report of a man being shot. Police determined the 34-year-old man had been shot multiple times. Paramedics took the victim to UPMC Presbyterian where he was listed in critical condition.

Police said they didn’t have a description of a suspect. The Violent Crime Intervention Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-323-7800.


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