Teen arrested after shootout in Beechview, suspect stole from business, police say

PITTSBURGH — A teen is in custody after a shootout in Beechview.

Allegheny County dispatchers say emergency crews were called to Hampshire Avenue and Rutherford Avenue at 3:32 p.m. on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Police say the incident began after a 17-year-old boy, identified in court documents as Marcus Glass, stole a tip jar from the taco stand at Las Palmas on the 1600 block of Broadway Avenue. He ran out of the store and police say he began shooting at employees who chased after him. The employees then shot back. No one was injured during the exchange.

After responding to calls about the gunfire, police set up a perimeter in the area and officers began looking for Glass.

Glass was caught after a K9 found him in the 1600 block of Belasco Avenue. He was taken to a hospital to be medically cleared.

Once released from the hospital, police interviewed Glass. According to a criminal complaint, he told police his friend recently died, and “he was looking for a way to make money quickly.” He admitted to robbing Las Palmas of a tip jar.

A gun was also found by a second K9 while police were searching for Glass. The complaint states the gun was reported stolen out of Swissvale in April.

Glass is facing over a dozen charges, including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and robbery. He is being held at the Allegheny County Jail without bond awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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