LEECHBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend earlier this month.
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Andrai Russell of Windgap surrendered to deputies and Allegheny Township Police officers at the Sandalwood Apartments in Leechburg on Thursday.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Wilkinsburg Shooting
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said the unborn child died, and county police said they are working with the district attorney’s office to determine additional charges in this case.
Law enforcement said deputies finally tracked Russell down at the apartment building in Leechburg. Officers took the 20-year-old man into custody around 1:30 p.m. Allegheny County Sheriff Bill Mullen said Russell didn’t have any weapons on him.
Police say Russell shot his pregnant girlfriend in a Wilkinsburg apartment on Sept. 15. Investigators found a semi-automatic handgun on the mattress in the bedroom with some live rounds, a shell casing on the floor, and Russell was nowhere to be found.
Law enforcement said the gun was reported stolen back in March from Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police in North Carolina. The trail ultimately led to Leechburg.
“We had information from different people that said he had friends up there. It was a matter of going up there, trying to track those people down,” Mullen said. “We called county police to tell them that we had him and were bringing him over.”
Russell has an extensive background. Court documents show past arrests on charges of domestic violence, strangulation and aggravated assault. All three incidents involved the victim in the Wilkinsburg case.
Investigators said Russell also doesn’t have a license to carry a firearm.
He will be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault of an unborn child, carrying a firearm without a license and receiving stolen property.