Suspect Gets Away During SWAT Incident In Garfield
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Things are back to normal following an incident involving police officers and the SWAT team in Pittsburgh’s Garfield section Tuesday night.
The incident ended around 9:30 p.m. in the 5400-block of Black Street near Chislett Street.
Police say Theodore Gore, 23, is wanted on several warrants for gun violations including carrying a firearm without a license. He is facing other charges including stalking and receiving stolen property.
According to authorities, Gore was believed to be hiding in the basement of a home at 5450 Black Street.
Officers blocked off the street and had residents evacuate several adjacent homes.
They then brought in the SWAT team and a K-9 officer; however, Gore managed to get away.
“At about 6:30, we got some information that [an] individual with a number of arrest warrants was staying in this house up here on Black Street,” said Sgt. Michael Pilyih, of Pittsburgh Police. “We sent some officers up there; they did spot him. He ran from the officers. Our officers chased him to the back of the building. At that point, we lost him. We believe he ran into the basement. We checked the house and he was not there.”
Gore is described as an African American male standing at five-foot-nine and weighs 190 pounds.
As a safety precaution, a woman and a baby were also removed from the home before the police went inside.
Police say they were taking no chances with Gore because of his prior record in the firearms.