• Wanted man injured after jumping off roof during police chase

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    PITTSBURGH - A wanted man was injured after jumping off the roof of a two-story building in Marshall-Shadeland while trying to escape from Pittsburgh police officers Sunday.

    Police said they spotted 27-year-old Erik Vaughn about 5 p.m. knocking on the door of a home on McClure Avenue. When they tried to stop him, he ran and police started chasing him.

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    An officer used a Taser on Vaughn, but he pulled the prong out and continued running, police said.

    Vaughn then ran into a stranger’s home before going to the home of his friend, 25-year-old Shane Kumanchik.

    Kumanchik allegedly shut and locked the door so police couldn’t get in at first, according to a criminal complaint. Once officers made it into the home, they found Vaughn hiding on the roof.


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    Officers told Vaughn not to move, but he jumped onto a neighboring roof and then onto another, police said.

    Vaughn was taken to a hospital after he jumped off a roof into an alley.

    Fire crews responded to help get the officers who chased after Vaughn off the roof.

    Vaughn is charged with burglary, flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest and escape. He had been wanted on warrants for burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    Kumanchik is charged with hindering apprehension.


     

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