Crafton Heights security guard shoots motorist

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PITTSBURGH - A security guard shot and wounded a motorist Tuesday night who he said was dragging his partner at a housing development in Crafton Heights, city police said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the development on Woodlow Street, police said.

The security guards said they approached Robert Moore, 30, of Wilkinsburg, because he was not permitted to be on the premises.

Before city police arrived, the security guards told detectives, Moore began to drive away, dragging one of the guards along the street. That guard's partner then shot Moore in the arm, police said.

Moore's girlfriend, Satesha Dorsey, said Moore didn't move his car or drag anyone.

"He shot him straight through the car. It missed his head by inches; he could have shot him in his head for nothing," Dorsey said. "His hands were on the steering wheel, and the car was in park."

According to Dorsey, the security guards appeared out-of-control and poorly trained.

"We are at a point in the investigation where we need to conduct additional interviews. We want to re-interview the security guards because we want to get a much clearer picture of what happened," Pittsburgh police Lt. Kevin Krause said.

The security guards were not seriously hurt during the incident.

Moore is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and defiant trespass.

The Allegheny County district attorney continues to investigate.