Metro Beat: Man killed by Pittsburgh police officer identified

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WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have released the name of a man shot and killed by a police officer after a chase that began in Pittsburgh and stretched into a nearby borough.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 29-year-old Adrian Williams died of gunshot wounds to the trunk after he was shot early Monday in Wilkinsburg.

Police said Pittsburgh officers tried to pull a vehicle over on a traffic violation, but it sped off and entered Wilkinsburg before the suspect fled on foot.

Charles Moffatt, Allegheny County police superintendent, said Williams refused to stop and an officer saw a gun in his hand and fired, killing him.

Moffatt said investigators are trying to determine whether Williams pointed the handgun — a 9 mm Smith & Wesson — at the officer.

 

17-year-old shot to death in Munhall

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) – A 17-year-old boy has been shot to death in a Pittsburgh-area community.

Authorities say Trijuan Williams of Munhall was shot around 9:30 p.m. Monday night. Police say it appears the shot was fired through the window of a house and Williams was hit in the chest.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office plans to perform an autopsy, and police are investigating.

No arrests have been made.

 

3 to trial in alleged attack on Steelers’ Adams

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin for three men charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams.

The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Pittsburgh for 26-year-old Michael Paranay, 26-year-old Dquay Means and 27-year-old Jerrell Whitlock. They’re facing charges ranging from conspiracy to attempted homicide. Lawyers for the three men claim Adams lied about the details of the incident. Adams, an offensive lineman, was hospitalized for four days after the June 2013 incident.

The alleged stabbing and carjacking took place at about 3 a.m. in the city’s South Side, a neighborhood that contains the team’s practice facilities but also is known for its bars and nightclubs.

The Steelers drafted the 6-foot-7, 325-pound Adams in the second round in 2012 out of Ohio State.

 

Police: Patient sold suspected drugs at hospital

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say charges are planned against a woman believed to have sold heroin while she was a patient at a hospital intensive care unit and later from her hospital room.

Greensburg police told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1eZy7mz ) that a confidential informant paid the Youngblood resident $90 for what was believed to be heroin Friday night.

Authorities said they seized more bags of suspected heroin, two syringes and $2,420 from the room at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.

Police said the woman, who wasn’t identified, went to the hospital April 14 for an unknown reason.

Excela spokesman Jennifer Miele said officials called police after noticing “an inordinate amount of foot traffic to one room.”

Police said charges of delivery and possession of a controlled substance are expected.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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