Harrison man charged with shooting at house while people were watching football game
A Harrison man has been charged with criminal mischief and a dozen other counts accusing him of shooting at a house after arguing with people watching a Steelers game.
In addition to the felony count, Zeya Dixon, 24, of Park Avenue, Sheldon Park, was charged with 10 counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of common assault.
Dixon is being held at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh after a judge denied bail because Dixon is considered a danger to the community, court records show.
Police said a group of people were at a house in the 1400 block of Fourth Street in the Campton neighborhood of Harrison on December 9 watching football when police were dispatched at around 10:35 p.m. for a report of beatings. fire.
The owners said Dixon came to pick up his girlfriend from the house and the couple continued an argument that started earlier in the day, according to the complaint.
Police say the landlord asked Dixon to leave and another man tried to escort him off the property.
Dixon is accused of pulling out a gun, pointing it at the owner and threatening to kill him, according to the complaint.
As the second man pushed Dixon through the front door, he fired a shot, police said.
After the men closed the door, they said, Dixon fired two more bullets at the house before fleeing in a car, according to the complaint.
Investigators said they found used .22 caliber shell casings outside the house, marked with the letter “A” on the back near the primer.
The owner told police his pool and fence were hit by gunfire, according to the complaint.
Harrison police said they know Dixon. They sent an alert to patrol officers in Brackenridge and Taranto with a description of him and the car he was driving.
Brackenridge Police searched the area near the Sheldon Park public housing complex where Dixon lives, according to the complaint.
About 30 minutes after the shooting, Dixon’s car was stopped at the intersection of Park Avenue and Municipal Drive and he was taken into custody, according to the complaint.
Police said they spotted a handgun wedged between the driver’s seat and the center console of the Ford Fusion Dixon was driving with two .22 caliber live ammunition on the floor.
Police said they confiscated the handgun and that one of the cartridges recovered bore the same “A” mark as casings recovered from the scene of the shooting, according to the complaint.
After the vehicle was towed, police obtained a search warrant and discovered several rounds of ammunition in the center console of the car, according to arrest documents.
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