South Side altercation ends in arrest

South Side altercation ends in arrest

Four bikers face charges after police say they went after the victim because of a shirt he was wearing.

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Updated: 7:15 PM EDT Apr 24, 2017


WEBVTT LIVE.GOOD EVENING, BOB.REPORTER: FOR THE LAST TWO OFTHOSE MEN GOT OUT OF HERE ASHORT TIME AGO.POLICE SAY THEY WENT AFTER THISVICTIM BECAUSE OF A SHIRT HE WASWEARING, A SHIRT THEY THOUGHTMIGHT BE CONNECTED TO ANOTHERBIKER CLUB.BUT I TALKED TO THE VICTIM TODAYAND HE SAYS HE HAS NO CONNECTIONAT ALL TO ANY MOTORCYCL GANG.REFOUND TWO OF THE THE BIKERSRIGHT AFTER THEY GOT OUT OF JAILAND I TRIED TO ASK THEM ABOUTTHIS SCENE IN SOUTH SIDE LASTNIGHT.>> NO.>> I DON’T GIVE A –REPORT THESE ARE TWO OF THEPEOPLE ARRESTED LAS NIGHT.POLICE BELIEVE THEY ARE MEMBERSOF THE WAR DOGS MOTORCYCLE GANGAND THAT THEY ATTACKED A MAN ONEAST CARSON STREET.MOTIONER WERE LINED UP THERELAST NIGHT AS PITTSBURGH POLICEQUESTIONED THE BIKERS.TODAY WE GOT A COPY OF THECRIMINAL COMPLAINTS.IN THEM THE OFFICERS SAY THEMONTH CONFRONTED THE VICTIMOUTSIDE JACK’S BAR BECAUSE THEYYOU THOUGHT HE WAS WEARING ASHIRT CONNECTED TO THE PAGAN’SMOTORCYCLE CLUB, A GROUP OFBIKERS CONFRONTED HIM ABOUT THESHIRT AND BEGAN TO RIP IT OFF.THE VICTIM SAID HE IS NOT PARTOF ANY MOTORCYCLE CLUB AND HISSHIRT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITHBIKER GANGS.INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BIKERSALSO NOTICED THE VICTIM HAD AHANDGUN, SO THEY ALLEGEDLY STOLETHAT TOO.POLICE STOPPED THE GROUP A FEWBLOCKS DOWN CARSON, THEY SAYMANY HAD KNIVES AND GUNS.>> NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT.>> WE HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.REPORTER: THESE TWO WOULDN’TANSWER MY QUESTIONS.POLICE SAY THEY WOULDN’T TALK TOINVESTIGATORS EITHE WITHOUT ALAWYER.THEY ARE ALL CHARGED WITHROBBERY AND SIMPLE ASSAULT.THE VICTIM WAS NOT HURT.BOB HAZEN, PITTSBURGH’S ACTIONNEWS 4.SHANNON: THANK YOU.THE PUSH IS ONTO MAKE SURE YOURDRINKING WATER IS SAFE.OFFICIALS TAKING ACTION AFTERPROBLEMS WERE UNCOVERED.BOB MAYO LIVE NOW WITH THE FIX.THE CITY NOW PLANNING TO HANDOUT FILTERS TO ALL RESIDENTS?REPORTER: WELL, THE CITY SAYSTHAT ALL CITY RESIDENTS WILL BEELIGIBLE WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TOCOUPLE OF GROUPS.FOR PITTSBURGHERS CONCERNEDABOUT LEAD LEVELS IN THEIRDRINKING WATER, THERE’S NO WORDON HOW TO GET FREE WATER FILTERSAND WHO IS ON TOP OF THE LISTFOR THEM.>> WE HAVE A MILLION DOLLAR PLANTO PROVIDE FREE FILTERS TOPEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.SO THIS IS THE FIRST STAGE OFDELIVERING ON THAT PROMISE.REPORTER: INITIAL TOP PRIORITYGOES TO RESIDENTS WHOSE LEADSERVICE LINES ARE BEINGPARTIALLY REPLACED, TOHOUSEHOLDS WITH EXPECTANTMOTHERS AND KIDS UNDER SIX.ALL OTHER CITY AND MILLVALERESIDENTS CAN REQUEST A FILTERTHROUGH THE CITY WEBSITE OCALLING 311.COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEBOARD OF HEALTH WILL VOTE IN MAYON UNIVERSAL SCREENING OF SMALLCHILDREN FOR LEAD EX-POCKER ANDTHE COUNTY EXECUTIVE WILL SET UPA LEADED TASK FORCE.BUT DR. HACKER SAW THE FEARS.>> THE CONCLUSIONS WE’VE TAKENIS THAT WE HAVE…

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