ShareThis Page
News

Suspect injured in police chase escapes from UPMC Mercy

| Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Police searched Tuesday for a man who escaped from UPMC Mercy while being treated for injuries suffered during a police chase, a Pittsburgh emergency dispatcher said.

Otto Harris, no age available, escaped from the Uptown hospital about 9 p.m. Monday, the dispatcher said. According to a police description, Harris is black, 6 feet tall and 210 pounds with multiple tattoos. He has an injury to his right eye.

Harris was hospitalized after leading police on a chase that began in Munhall and ended at Becks Run Road and East Carson Street in the South Side, Pittsburgh police said.

Police are charging Harris with fleeing police, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to court records.

Harris was arrested in October by Munhall police and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court records.

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.

click me