Pittsburgh police: Crafton Heights security guard shot man dragging partner from car

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Pittsburgh police said a security guard at a Crafton Heights apartment complex shot a motorist late Tuesday who is charged with dragging the guard's partner with his car.

Robert Moore, 30, of Wilkinsburg, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of defiant trespass.

According to criminal complaint, Mark Miksic, a guard with Pond Security Service, was patrolling the Mountain View complex on Woodlow Street when he spotted Mr. Moore, who is not allowed on the property, with his girlfriend, a resident, in the parking lot walking towards a Chevy Lumina.

Mr. Moore got into the driver's seat and his girlfriend into the passenger's seat. Mr. Miksic pointed his gun at Mr. Moore and ordered him out the car.

He put his gun back in the holster and grabbed Mr. Moore.

The guard told police Mr. Moore started driving away with him holding on, dragging him.

Another guard, Brian Quinn, was in front of the car and yelled at Mr. Moore to stop, he told police.

"He felt he could not get out of the way so he fired his weapon at ... the driver," police wrote in the complaint.

The shot struck Mr. Moore in the arm. When police arrived on scene, he had a T-shirt tied around the wound.

He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail after being released from Allegheny General Hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wound.

He remained there this morning awaiting arraignment, according to online court records.

Pond Security Service executive director Kelly Sieber said both guards are legally certified to carry firearms.

"Pond Security is following our corporate procedures, and we are fully cooperating with the Pittsburgh Police with their ongoing investigation," she wrote in an email. "That is all the information we can provide at this time."

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 and on Twitter: @MoriahBee.


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