CARNEGIE (KDKA) – Young, single mothers with babies populate a lot of Carnegie Towers’ 176 units.
But the privately owned, 100 percent rent subsidized complex is not always the easiest place to grow up.
“If it would have not been raining, my fear was there would have been a lot of kids outside playing,” Carnegie Police Chief Jeffrey Harbin said regarding Saturday’s triple shooting.
The hi-rise structure has been around since the 1970’s. Drug sales and drug use have plagued the place at times, but new owners have worked to change that image.
On Saturday, that effort took a huge step back.
Shots reverberated there just after 3 p.m.
“It’s sad,” says Towers resident Nina Kennedy. “I almost started crying. I have grandchildren.”
A two-week-old baby girl, Trinity Colbert, and her 19-year-old father, William Bosley, were shot waiting in a Buick Century in the parking lot. Another passenger, 24-year-old Tyler Dorsey, was also wounded.
They drove to a nearby BP station for help.
Police arrested two suspects in the shootings: James Edmonds, Jr., 20, and Byron Hall, 21, both of Hazelwood.
The alleged trigger man, who is still at large, is 19-year-old Rashad Watson. He escaped on foot.
Now, police say there was another incident they believe is related to the shootings. A woman who is reportedly the girlfriend of one of the men arrested allegedly threatened a security guard.
“And threatened and harassed the Security Guard over information that he had provided to investigators the day before about the shooting,” Harbin said.
According to police, that woman is 18-year-old Tashae Monae Griffin, a towers resident who has a child with James Edmonds.
“We have issued a warrant for her arrest for retaliation against a witness,” Harbin said.
Griffin left the Towers after her confrontation in the lobby with the guard and hasn’t been back since.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts are asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412)-473-1300.