Pittsburgh police arrest man after scuffle, gunshot

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Two Pittsburgh detectives were attempting to interview a shooting victim in Lincoln-Lemington on Thursday when he ran from them and opened fire, police said.

Timothy O'Connor, commander of the Zone 5 station in Highland Park, said two detectives from his station went to the 1300 block of Paulson Avenue about 12:30 p.m. to interview a man who had been shot in the thigh Saturday.

When the police noticed that the man had a concealed gun on his waistband, he ran from them, the commander said. The man, whose name had not yet been released, tried to run inside the house but did not make it there before a scuffle ensued.

At some point during the chaos, the man fired a single gunshot into a parked car, the commander said.

Neither of the officers returned fire.

"They performed admirably under the circumstances," Cmdr. O'Connor said of the detectives.

Officers quickly arrested the man and took him to the Zone 5 station for an interview before preparing to take him to the Allegheny County Jail.

Police also took the gun.

Police have not yet arrested anyone in the weekend shooting that injured the man.

Cmdr. O'Connor said that shooting took place fairly close to the man's home and the case remains under investigation.

"That was their purpose for going up there [today] ??? to try to talk to him and see if we could ascertain who shot him," the commander said.

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