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Police searching for woman accused of hitting Stowe man in head with hammer

Aaron Aupperlee
| Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
Police are seeking Lavette Johnson in connection with a hammer assauly in Stowe on Nov. 3, 2015.
Allegheny County Police
Police are seeking Lavette Johnson in connection with a hammer assauly in Stowe on Nov. 3, 2015.

Allegheny County police are searching for a woman accused of hitting a man in the head with a hammer multiple times, causing injuries that sent him to the hospital.

Lavette Johnson, wanted on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, has ties to Pittsburgh's North Side and Stowe, police said Friday.

About 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, police found a 41-year-old man in his Stowe apartment, beaten and suffering from head trauma. The man, whose name was not released by police, was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said.

Police believe Johnson struck the man.

Lt. Andrew Schurman of the county police Homicide Unit was not available to provide more information on the assault.

Anyone with information about Johnson is asked to call the county's homicide unit at 412-473-1300 or reach out to police on Facebook or Twitter @AlleghenyCoPD. Anyone who sees Johnson should call 911.

Aaron Aupperlee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

Reach him at 412-320-7986 or aaupperlee@tribweb.com.

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