Sheriff’s Deputy Credited With Bringing Tense Downtown Shooting Incident Under Control
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegheny County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Faulds says he just happened to be close to the Capital Grille Friday when shots rang out in front of the restaurant.
When he heard the gunfire and saw people running his 14 years of police training came into play.
“I was on the corner of Smithfield and Fifth,” Sgt. Faulds said. “I saw people running on Smithfield because they had heard it and seen people running where the actual incident happened and you see a big flood of people running up.”
Without hesitation, Sgt. Faulds rushed to the scene. That’s where 24-year-old Antonio Peterson and 22-year-old Hassan Howze were.
Police say Howze shot a 22-year-old man in his shoulder after the three men, who know each other, had gotten into an argument down the street.
Sgt. Faulds was there when the victim was able to get Howze’s gun and shoot him in the leg.
Sgt. Faulds and an off-duty officer, who was eating at the Capital Grille, got the three men into custody before any more shots were fired.
A day after, Sgt. Faulds is pretty modest. He says he was just doing his job.
“It’s really… it’s just what we’re supposed to do, what we’re trained to do,” said Sgt. Faulds.
Peterson and Howze both face charges related to the shooting. Police released the 22-year-old victim after they determined that he fired in self-defense.