Shots fired after police chase goes from Homewood to Verona



PITTSBURGH - A wild police chase that started in a Pittsburgh neighborhood eventually led to shots being fired in Verona.

It all finally came to an end after police got a tip from the suspect's girlfriend.

According to the criminal complaint. Melvin Solomon fled from a traffic stop in Homewood on Friday night. Police say he had a warrant out for his arrest.

Solomon led police on a high-speed chase through several neighborhoods before officers cornered the sport utility vehicle that he was operating in a Verona alley.

That's when Solomon reportedly put the SUV into reverse, nearly hitting an officer. Police then opened fire.

"I heard this crazy siren," Diane Fantone, who was nearby, told Channel 11 News. "It was a police car flying down the street, and a few seconds later, I heard 'bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.'"

Solomon proceeded to go to the home of his girlfriend, who owns the SUV. She subsequently went to the authorities. Officers arrested Solomon at her house.

Fortunately, nobody was injured during the chase.