• Man accused of shooting at dogs in Garfield

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    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police have arrested and charged a man after they said he shot at dogs that were being walked by a woman in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh.

    Investigators said it happened when officers were patrolling North Aiken Avenue and Rosetta Street just before 10 p.m. Monday.

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    Police said they saw Dakota Hicks walking on one side of the street and a woman walking with her dogs on the other.  One of the dogs wasn’t on a leash at the time, police said.

    Police said Hicks pulled out a gun from his waistband and fired one time toward the dogs which were right in front of the woman.

    Officers got out of their cars and confronted him.  They saw Hicks throw his gun into a grassy area before he was arrested.

    The woman and her dogs were not hit by the gunfire.

    “It makes me feel like I don’t even want to come out the house. I wish I could work at home. In the home. Because that is too scary too scary,” resident Shelly Smedley said.

    Police are not sure why he shot toward the woman and her dogs.

    Hicks is in the Allegheny County Jail. 


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