Pittsburgh police arrest man wanted in California-Kirkbride shooting

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A Bellevue man accused of shooting at three people in California-Kirkbride earlier this month was arrested after Pittsburgh police said they found him Tuesday with drugs and a gun.

Police had been searching for Rayshawn Austin, 26, since Oct. 16, when they obtained a warrant charging him with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other crimes in connection with a shooting along Brighton Road five days earlier.

Officers wrote in an affidavit of probable cause that a man walked into the Zone 1 police station about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and said he had been shot in the arm outside a home less than a block away.

Witnesses told police the man was talking to someone parked in a Dodge Durango when Austin opened fire. A 2-year-old was in the back passenger seat. The man was the only one who required treatment at a hospital.

Pittsburgh police wrote in separate court documents charging Austin with a gun violation and heroin possession that they spotted him walking on Elkton Street in Pittsburgh's Elliot neighborhood shortly before 3 p.m.

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


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