Two people were arrested after shots were fired in the East Hills early Tuesday and a dark-colored Jeep led officers on a chase to Homewood.
A Pittsburgh police officer was working an off-duty detail at a Housing Authority complex on East Hills Drive when he heard “about five gunshots, all in a row” about 1:40 a.m., public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.
A black Jeep sped out from behind the building, so the officer radioed a description of the car to fellow officers. He then ran behind the building, where he found broken glass, Ms. Toler said.
Another officer spotted the vehicle, and then it passed a group of sergeants. Police said they chased the Jeep as it wound through Homewood.
Ms. Toler said the car made its way onto Frankstown Avenue, where it drove into oncoming traffic and then, as it tried to make its way back into the correct lane, had a “small collision” with a Pittsburgh police car and spun into a pole.
Police said the driver of the car, Aaron Bailey, 20, of Verona, was temporarily trapped inside the car and taken by medics to UPMC Presbyterian. Ms. Toler said police found shell casings on his side of the car and marijuana inside it.
A female passenger, Bijanie Davis, 25, of Churchill was also taken to the hospital, where police said they found a small bag of marijuana hidden inside her body.
Mr. Bailey faces charges of aggravated assault and fleeing an officer, as well as driving violations and drug charges. Ms. Davis faces drug charges.
First Published July 29, 2014 12:00 AM