Man Charged Following Road Rage Shooting
POINT BREEZE (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh man is facing charges after allegedly shooting another man five times after a road rage incident in Point Breeze Monday afternoon.
Under police guard, 36-year-old David Bush, of East Liberty was released from UPMC Mercy Hospital and taken directly downtown. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license.
Bush was taken to the hospital after his arrest following a road rage incident in North Point Breeze on Lexington Street. He was taken into custody in Penn Hills, but police used a Taser to subdue him.
Bush is accused of shooting 37-year-old Lamont Johns, of Wilkinsburg. The shooting took place on the street in front of the building housing the Allegheny County 911 Emergency Operations Center, Allegheny County Police and 911 dispatchers.
An official with the Service Employees International Union Local 688, representing dispatchers, told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti that the area where the shooting occurred is supposed to be secure and off limits to the general public because there’s an iron gate there.
However, the official says the gate hasn’t been used since the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh back in 2009.
There’s no word on Johns’ condition; however, he was conscious and alert when he was taken away after the shooting.