Arrest warrant issued for man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend a month after breakup

CLAIRTON, Pa. — An arrest warrant is out for a man after police said he went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and shot her through the window.

According to Clairton police, officers responded to 12th Street around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a female with a gunshot wound.

The victim told police she heard someone knock on her living room window and when she looked out, she saw her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Wallace. He told her to come to the door and then shot through the window, hitting her in the head.

The victim was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury where police interviewed her, according to the criminal complaint.

In the interview, she told police that she and Wallace dated for a year but they broke up recently over him physically assaulting her in June.

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The victim told police that on the day she was shot, she was receiving harassing calls and texts from Wallace. Although she said he never threatened her, he did accuse her multiple times of seeing another man. He told her he was coming over to the house, according to court documents.

According to police, the victim was on the phone with her cousin when she heard someone knock on the window. She said she saw a Black male — whom she recognized as Wallace — wearing all dark clothing, peeking into her window. He told her to come to the door and when she stayed on the couch, he fired two shots into the window, hitting the right side of her head.

The victim told police she leaned into the couch so she didn’t get shot again and ran to her two children and kept them hidden upstairs while she called the authorities, according to the complaint.

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She provided police with identifying information for Wallace, and after talking with neighbors who heard the gunshots, police issued the arrest warrant.

According to Allegheny County police, Wallace is known to frequent the Wilkinsburg and Beltzhoover areas.

Wallace is facing charges of criminal attempted homicide, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, carrying a firearm without a license, and three counts of recklessly endangering another person.