Clairton shooting causes man's hearing delay
The preliminary hearing for a Clairton man shot by police during a chase was postponed on Tuesday afternoon because detectives scheduled to appear were at the scene of a shooting.
Anthony Jefferson, 28, was scheduled to go before Magisterial District Judge Armand A. Martin on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, aggravated assault, persons not to possess firearms, fleeing or attempting to elude officers and carrying a loaded weapon.
The prosecution requested a postponement until July 9 due to law enforcement responding to a shooting on Tuesday shortly before 1 p.m. along the 3500 block of Miles Avenue in Clairton.
Jefferson's charges stem from an incident on June 13 around 4:19 p.m. near the Dollar General.
According to the criminal complaint, Clairton officers observed Jefferson operating a gray Chevrolet Impala. Officers were aware Jefferson had an active arrest warrant from the magistrate's office and initiated a traffic stop.
Jefferson pulled into the parking lot, then drove up Eighth Street at a high rate of speed, police said. As Jefferson approached the bend at the top of the street, he lost control of the vehicle and pulled into a driveway along the 100 block of Jefferson Drive, court documents read.
Jefferson excited his vehicle and ran around the rear of a police vehicle when one of the officers noticed he had a gun. He allegedly turned and pointed the weapon at an officer, who responded by firing six rounds at Jefferson.
Jefferson emerged from the nearby woods a short time later, and was transported to UPMC Mercy with gunshot wounds, according to the criminal complaint.
A search of the area netted a 9 mm black and silver Smith & Wesson handgun with a fully loaded magazine inserted.
Online court records indicate Jefferson remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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