Hill District man charged in Bedford Dwellings shooting

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By Steve Pope | August  13, 2018

A Hill District resident is in jail after a police officer observed him shoot another man and arrested him after a brief foot chase.

Lamont Pendleton, 40, faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges in connection with the early Monday morning shooting of Antwon Jones in the Bedford Dwellings neighborhood.

A Pittsburgh Police detective alleged in a criminal complaint that Zone 2 officers while on patrol, observed Pendleton shoot Mr. Jones in the 2400 block of Bedford Avenue at approximately 12:35 a.m.

The officer, Ed Hawthorne, heard gunshots and observed Pendleton firing shots at Mr. Jones, the complaint alleges.

Officer Hawthorne drew his gun and ordered Pendleton to drop his, which he refused and fled on foot.  After a brief foot chase, the complaint said, Pendleton was arrested on Bedford Avenue.

Back up officers arrived and located Mr. Jones laying on the ground at Bedford Avenue and Somers Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Paramedics transported him to a hospital in critical condition. His condition has since been upgraded to stable.

Police say that a gun was not found on Pendleton when he was arrested.

Pendleton is currently lodged in the Allegheny County Jail and faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 21.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

 

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