Clairton man charged in Renzie Park shooting
By Michael DiVittorio
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 3:16 a.m.
A Clairton man is charged with attempted homicide and other offenses in connection with a shooting in McKeesport's Renziehausen Park.
The victim, a 21-year-old man from McKeesport, walked into UPMC McKeesport on Tuesday night with a gunshot to his left thumb, police said.
Officers were working crowd control near the main pavilion around 10:49 p.m. when a disturbance occurred about 15 yards from police vehicles.
Officers observed man, later identified as Brandon Murphy, 21, wearing a white T-shirt, discharge approximately six shots from a firearm in the direction of a white Ford Crown Victoria, according to the criminal complaint.
Police saw Murphy run at a full sprint through the wooded area of the park toward Eden Park Boulevard.
The vehicle drifted forward and wrecked into a wooden fence in front of the park's concession stand, the report indicated.
More officers responded, including K-9 units, and pursued the suspect. Officers located a black handgun on the sidewalk along the 2000 block of Barnsdale Street.
Murphy was discovered next to a portable restroom adjacent to Helen Richey Field, approximately 15 yards from where the gun was found, court documents read.
Murphy is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt — homicide, possession of instruments of a crime and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.
Police said the victim said he was standing next to the white car when he was shot. His injuries are non-life threatening.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact McKeesport Police Department at 412-675-5015.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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