The Allegheny County district attorney's office will review a Wednesday shooting in which police said an armed security guard shot a man who stole money from a truck parked in Homewood.
Shortly before 3 p.m., someone called 911 to report that a man had been shot in the 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue. When police arrived, they spoke to John Carter, 53, of Verona, a security guard for Triangle Candy & Tobacco Co., which had parked a truck nearby.
Mr. Carter told police he was in the back of company's truck when he heard a noise and saw a man run behind the truck, reach in, grab a white plastic bag of money and run off.
The man who grabbed the money, later identified as Andrew Ferguson, 21, reached into his waistband and Mr. Carter fired his gun, police said.
Mr. Ferguson fell to the ground and the money in the plastic bag scattered. He got up, ran by another business and was later found by police near a home on nearby Tioga Street. A witness had given him towels to put pressure on his wounds.
Mr. Ferguson was shot in the abdomen and buttocks. He remained in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian Thursday and is expected to survive. Major Crimes Lt. Kevin Kraus said police expect to charge him with stealing money out of the truck.
Police said Mr. Carter, who wore a black polo shirt with the constable's logo, had a permit to carry and state Lethal Weapons Training Act certification.
Neither Mr. Carter nor representatives from Triangle Candy & Tobacco Company could be reached for comment.
That shooting was one of three that resulted in injuries on the East End Wednesday.
One man was critically injured when he was shot in the 6900 block of Churchland Street about 8 p.m. About 15 minutes later, someone took an 18-year-old man to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after he was shot in the foot or ankle not far away. Police said they are investigating whether those shootings are connected.
First Published October 3, 2013 5:45 PM