ShareThis Page
Monroeville Mall shooting suspects identified, DA says | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Monroeville Mall shooting suspects identified, DA says

Bob Bauder
1136073_web1_te-mallshootingfolo2
Tribune-Review
Three glass-pane doors at the first-floor entrance of a Macy’s Backstage store at the Monroeville Mall were covered with wooden boards following a shooting that damaged them. The shooting occurred Friday, April 12, 2019. Three glass-pane doors at the first-floor entrance of a Macy’s Backstage store at the Monroeville Mall were covered with wooden boards following a shooting that damaged them on April 12, 2019.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said last week that police have identified suspects in last month’s shooting at the Monroeville Mall and arrests are imminent.

Zappala said investigators used surveillance cameras and license plate recognition software to identify the suspects in the April 12 shooting at a first-floor entrance to a Macy’s Backstage store. No one was injured, but the shooting prompted authorities to evacuate people from the mall.

Monroeville police have described the incident as a “targeted event” involving an altercation between two groups of men.

“We know who’s responsible,” Zappala said, addressing reporters during an event for seniors hosted by his office. “We know where they’re from and we understand why they did what they did. We’ll take care of that shortly.”

Police previously said two groups of men became involved in a fight near the center of the mall and moved toward the Macy’s store. One of the groups was outside the store and another was inside when at least one person outside the store fired about 10 rounds into the mall.

Zappala said police are attempting to sort out the actions of individuals in both groups before making arrests. To do that, he said, investigators must piece together video footage from multiple surveillance cameras around the mall.

Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole declined to comment on Zappala’s announcement.

“I can neither confirm nor deny that we have suspects,” he said, reaffirming previous reporting that his police department is close to making multiple arrests. He did not have a timeline.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.