LARIMER (KDKA) – A man is in custody after firing a shot at police officers in Pittsburgh’s Larimer section Thursday afternoon.
The shooting happened in the 1300-block of Paulson Street around 12:45 p.m.
Police officers were there to talk to talk to a crime victim, a man who had recently been shot. That’s when things got strange.
“They saw this man standing out in front of the residence, trying to conceal a firearm,” said Pittsburgh Police Commander Timothy O’Connor. “When they approached him to take him into custody a scuffle ensued, firearm was pulled out, he discharged a round, it stuck into a parked car in front of the residence, missed our detective.”
Police can’t understand why someone they were trying help would pull out a gun and shoot at detectives.
“He was not wanted. We wanted to talk to him about… cause he was shot over this last weekend and we’re interviewing him as a follow-up investigation,” said Commander O’Connor. “We’re here on his behalf to find out who shot him.”
The shot from the suspect’s gun missed its mark, and lodged in the door of a car.
No one was hurt. The suspect is now in custody.
Meanwhile, police say the incident underlines the danger on the streets these days.
“There’s a lot of people out here unfortunately they have a callous disregard for other people’s safety – the police, fellow citizens, that’s what we’re here for,” Commander O’Connor said.
The suspect’s name has not been released.