By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police say the man who was shot Tuesday morning while trying to break into a Mt. Oliver apartment building was the victim’s former boyfriend.READ MORE: Activists Want Desk Duty For Reinstated Penn Hills Officer Under Investigation In Shooting Death
Police swarmed the area of Ormsby Avenue just before 9 a.m., searching for a suspect and evidence.
Investigators say the 21-year-old suspect drove away from the scene after being shot in the leg.
However, Pittsburgh Police officers quickly caught up with him on Watson Street. He was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in fair condition.
According to Allegheny County Police, it all started when the suspect damaged his ex-girlfriend’s parked car, confronted her and then got into her apartment building in Mt. Oliver.READ MORE: Pennsylvania State Prisons To Halt In-Person Visitation Through February
Police say the suspect tried to get into her apartment but was confronted by another young man, who was a guest of the victim.
#NEW Mt. Oliver Police Chief confirms one person was shot after trying to break into someone’s apartment. The homeowner who fired the gun is now being questioning by county police. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/UgIuPrlLKk
— Nicole Ford (@NicoleFordTV) June 8, 2021
That houseguest shot the suspect, detectives said.
The young woman and her friend then called 911 to report the incident. Police say both are fully cooperating with police.
Police are working with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed in the case.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).MORE NEWS: Fund Helps Train Nurse's Aides For Free
Stay with KDKA for the latest from Nicole Ford, who is on the scene gathering information.