Pittsburgh Police Thank Citizen For Tip That Resulted In Firearm, Drug Arrest

Pittsburgh Police Thank Citizen For Tip That Resulted In Firearm, Drug Arrest

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police say a citizen’s tip led to the arrest of a man in possession of a stolen firearm and drugs.


Someone called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Monday and said there were two men with guns on the corner of Frankstown Avenue and Sterrett Street in Homewood.


A team of plainclothes officers who were in the area arrived on the scene, saw the two men and approached them.


Police say one of the men, 21-year-old Tyrique Hall, of Lincoln-Lemington, had a loaded Glock model 19 9mm pistol tucked into his waistband.


Tyrique Hall (Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 5/Facebook)


Officers found the pistol had been reported stolen, and they learned Hall does not have a license to carry a concealed firearm and is prohibited from possessing any firearms due to his criminal history.


When officers searched Hall, they found crack cocaine, marijuana and $1,229 in cash.


Hall was arrested and is facing multiple charges.