MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police have tracked down a man who allegedly pulled a gun on a woman in a high school parking lot earlier this week.
According to police, the incident happened at the Moon Area High School Monday afternoon.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions Ahead Of Late-Week Drop In Temperatures
Officials say a mother was arriving at the high school to pick up her child, when she noticed a man was tailgating her. Eventually, she confronted the driver.
“She walked back, got out of her vehicle and said, ‘What’s your problem,'” said Moon Township Police Chief Leo McCarthy. “And he pulled a handgun out, pointed it out the window right at her and he told her basically to get away.”
Police were concerned the man drove further onto the school’s campus, and placed the high school and middle school under lockdown. Officers later escorted students to their buses as a precaution.
Today, it was announced that officers used surveillance video from a nearby intersection to track down 25-year-old Evan Moss Christy.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Pittsburgh Area Digs Out After Heavy Snowfall Blankets Region
“We had our computer forensics man check yesterday, and low and behold, right at the time of the incident, there was as vehicle passing through the intersection, crystal clear, with the full license plate number, only one digit off from what the victim reported,” Chief McCarthy said.
Detectives met with Christy at his home, where he allegedly admitted to the incident. He showed police his vehicle and the 9 mm handgun used in the incident.
While he confessed to pointing it at the woman and making threats, investigators say Christy said she was the one who instigated everything.
“He said he felt threatened by this woman who was unarmed, and was a mother picking up her child on school grounds,” said Chief McCarthy.
The gun was seized and Christy turned himself in to police Wednesday. He is charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment.
He has been released on his own recognizance, conditional on court-mandated evaluations.MORE NEWS: Crews Battle Cold Conditions, Fire At Home In Beechview