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Police: Man Shot While Trying To Break Into Ex-Girlfriend's Mt. Oliver Apartment

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MT. OLIVER (KDKA) -- Allegheny County Police say the man who was shot Tuesday morning while trying to break into a Mt. Oliver apartment building was the victim's former boyfriend.

Police swarmed the area of Ormsby Avenue just before 9 a.m., searching for a suspect and evidence.

Ormsby Avenue Shooting
(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Scott Danka)

Investigators say the 21-year-old suspect drove away from the scene after being shot in the leg.

However, Pittsburgh Police officers quickly caught up with him on Watson Street. He was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

According to Allegheny County Police, it all started when the suspect damaged his ex-girlfriend's parked car, confronted her and then got into her apartment building in Mt. Oliver.

Police say the suspect tried to get into her apartment but was confronted by another young man, who was a guest of the victim.

That houseguest shot the suspect, detectives said.

The young woman and her friend then called 911 to report the incident. Police say both are fully cooperating with police.

Police are working with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office to determine whether charges will be filed in the case.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).

Stay with KDKA for the latest from Nicole Ford, who is on the scene gathering information.

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