Police wrestle down armed suspect

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Pittsburgh police wrestled down a armed suspect early Sunday morning who had just opened fire on two men after an argument at a bar on East Ohio Street, scene of a fatal shooting last October.

Kia Rasheed Jones, 34, of Clairton, faces a slew charges, including attempted homicide, firearms violations and aggravated assault of a police officer, among others.

According to a criminal complaint, officers were called out to a report of shots fired on East Ohio Street about 1:25 a.m. Sunday. They found Ross Tucker lying on the sidewalk in the 500-block with a gunshot wound to his upper right leg. The complaint says the bullet went through his right leg and into his left. Mr. Tucker was taken to Allegheny General, where he was in stable condition, the complaint says.

Mr. Tucker told police he was shot by Mr. Jones after an argument inside JR's Bar over spilled drinks.

Mr. Tucker's brother, Marshall Addison, told police he was shot at by Mr. Jones on Middle Street after Mr. Addison went searching for him in his car. A bullet pierced the car door and hit Mr. Addison's left side, leaving a bruise but not penetrating his skin.

Mr. Jones, described in the criminal complaint as 5 feet 10 inches and 260 pounds, was finally subdued a few blocks away by police following a foot chase and after he allegedly hit one of the officers in the nose with his elbow.

A black handgun with an empty magazine that still smelled of gunpowder was found in his waist band.

In October, Donald Lowry, 46, was shot to death at the bar and another man was wounded after an altercation inside.

Wesley Richards, 35, of McKees Rocks, was arrested by U.S. marshals in December in connection with that shooting.


rzullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-3909. Twitter: @rczullo First Published February 9, 2014 6:08 PM


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