Police sweep in neighborhood of 16-year-old's shooting death nets 5 arrests
Pittsburgh police, along with several other agencies, conducted a sweep of the Zone 5 area after the shooting death of a 16-year-old Garfield boy.
Investigators said Ne'Ondre Harbour's death prompted the initiative, which included SWAT officers and Allegheny County probation officers.
Police said Harbour was an innocent victim of a shooting outside of his home earlier this week.
Police said they visited 33 homes for compliance checks, attempted to serve 10 arrest warrants, seized one gun and made five arrests.
Among those arrested was 18-year-old Kyle Wilson Jr. Police said he was a passenger in a car that was speeding and ran a stop sign. After pulling the driver over, officers said they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and ordered Wilson and the two other occupants out of the car.
Police said Wilson was patted down and they found a gun and 16 stamped bags of heroin in his left sock. Officers said they also recovered $1,100 and two counterfeit $20 bills from the car.
Wilson was arrested and is facing several charges. Police said he is a former convict that was not legally permitted to own or carry a gun. Investigators said the gun came back stolen from Kittanning.
The other two men were not charged.
So far, police have not made any arrests in connection with Harbour's death.