Security Guard Opens Fire On Crafton Heights Suspect
CRAFTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) – Pittsburgh police are investigating after a security guard opened fire on a driver Tuesday night.
The guard said he shot the man after he started dragging another guard.
The driver’s girlfriend claims the security guard is in the wrong.
According to police the incident happened at the Crafton Heights Townhomes around 9 p.m.
In a matter of seconds, Satesha Dorsey said her boyfriend, Robert Moore, almost lost his life in what she’s calling an unjustified shooting.
“There was no reason for him to shoot him at all,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey said her boyfriend was leaving the apartment and had just gotten in the car.
According to Pittsburgh Police, one of the security guards said Moore hit and dragged him while he was backing up. That is allegedly what prompted the other guard to open fire.
Dorsey said that the guard even asked permission to shoot.
“He was like, ‘Can I shoot him? Can I shoot him?’ And the other guy says, ‘Okay.’ And he shot in the car and shot him in the shoulder,” Dorsey said. “They [were] telling him to get out the car. But, he definitely overreacted. He did. It was not necessary at all. He overreacted, he definitely did.”
Pond Security, who has a contract with Crafton Heights Townhomes, released the following statement:
“Pond Security is following our corporate procedures, and we are fully cooperating with the Pittsburgh Police with their ongoing investigation. That is all the information we can provide at this time.”
According to police, Moore was not permitted to be on the property, which is why they approached him in the first place.
Pittsburgh Police have charged him with aggravated assault as well as defiant trespass.