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SWAT team responds to Homewood shooting; one arrested

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Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:09 p.m.

A man was arrested and a semiautomatic handgun was recovered after a Pittsburgh police SWAT team surrounded two homes in Homewood on Thursday when shots were fired at a police vehicle, according to authorities.

The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. in the 7600 block of Mulford Street. No injuries were reported.

Officers on a routine patrol heard a shot fired in their direction and went into a backyard to investigate, according to Zone 5 Sgt. Michael Pilyih. SWAT was called after a second shot was fired nearby.

When police announced that they were about to search the house next door, Troy Royster, 18, surrendered without incident. He faces firearms violations and charges of making terroristic threats and resisting arrest.

Royster was arrested near the same home on Wednesday night for narcotics violations and was released from the Allegheny County Jail at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Pilyih said.

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