Man arraigned in scuffle with Pittsburgh detectives investigating who shot him

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A Lincoln-Lemington man was arraigned this morning on charges that he fired a shot Thursday while Pittsburgh police officers were attempting to discover who shot him this weekend.

Herkley Fields, 20, faces charges of aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and other crimes.

Mr. Fields was shot Saturday near the Citiparks recreation center on Paulson Avenue and taken to UPMC Presbyterian for a gunshot wound to the thigh.

Zone 5 officers Michael Burford and Dan Zeltner went to Mr. Herkely's home about noon Thursday to interview him about the shooting, according to a criminal complaint. When they arrived, his younger brother answered the door and said he wasn't home.

The officers went to the recreation center to attempt to look at video and passed the home about a half hour later when they spotted Mr. Fields standing on the sidewalk next to two or three other people.

Mr. Fields agreed to talk with the officers but said he had to go inside his house first.

When he turned around, the officers spotted a gun on his waistband and ordered him to stop, but instead he ran toward the house, according to the complaint.

Mr. Fields cannot legally own a gun because he was previously convicted of robbery, according to court documents.

The officers told Mr. Fields he was under arrest and tackled him.

Mr. Fields pulled out a gun and struggled with officers, firing a single shot into a parked car, police said. No one was injured.

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Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1438 and on Twitter: @LizNavratil.


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