Allegheny County

Man arrested at auto parts store for role in Allegheny County shooting

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — A man wanted on an arrest warrant from the Allegheny County Police Department was arrested at an auto shop in Wilkinsburg on Tuesday.

According to a news release, Montrez Blanks was wanted in connection with a shooting on Wood Street in Wilkinsburg, where a man was found shot in the head.

Sheriff’s deputies went to the Auto Zone in Wilkinsburg where they believed the 32-year-old suspect worked.

He was out for a delivery when they got here, and when he got back, deputies surrounded the vehicle and took him into custody after a brief struggle.

During the arrest, sheriff’s deputies found a .38-caliber revolver with two rounds in Blanks’ coat pocket.

Blanks is currently charged with aggravated assault, persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell, or transfer firearms, and criminal attempt. Deputies will be filing charges related to the firearm they found with him.