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Whitehall: Man shot in hand during apparent pot purchase

Tuesday April 30, 2013 10:50 AM

Whitehall police reported a 27-year-old man was shot in the hand at 1:40 a.m. April 13 inside an apartment in the 100 block of Woodcliff Drive.

The resident at first told police an unknown man took out a gun, later identified as a .40-caliber Sig Sauer, and shot him in the hand.

The resident told police he did not know the suspect and had no idea why the man shot him.

A witness who was asleep on the ground floor told police he heard the gunshot and saw a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt run downstairs and exit the house.

In a subsequent interview, the resident told police he was acquainted with the suspect, who had came to the residence to buy marijuana, police said.

The suspect picked up a gun the resident owns and pointed it at him. The resident swatted at the gun, and it discharged, police said.

In other Whitehall Division of Police incidents:

* Police arrested a 27-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy for aggravated rioting at 3:45 p.m. April 17 at Rickenbacker Avenue and Westphal Avenue. The woman also had an active warrant for her arrest.

Police said a 27-year-old man was assaulted during the incident. Police responded to a report of a fight and upon arrival witnessed a group of juveniles kicking a man while he was lying on the ground.

The man had gone outside his residence to challenge several juveniles who reportedly were harassing another juvenile, police said. Witnesses reported one of the suspects struck the man, and a fight ensued, police said.

Whitehall medics transported the man to Mount Carmel East Hospital.

* Police reported a robbery at 5:25 a.m. April 15 at Subway, 4343 E. Main St. An employee, who was arriving for work, told police two males grabbed her arms and demanded money. The woman gave the robbers $20, and they fled north on Westphal Avenue, police said.

* Property destruction was reported at 12:20 a.m. April 18 in the 600 block of South Hamilton Road.

* Police arrested a 47-year-old woman for assault and criminal damaging at 2:30 a.m. April 18 in the 600 block of South Hamilton Road.

* A burglary was reported at 3:15 p.m. April 18 at a residence in the 700 block of Pierce Avenue.

* An assault was reported at 3:40 p.m. April 18 in the 4100 block of Mayflower Boulevard.

* Police reported a breaking-and-entering at 5:40 p.m. April 18 in the 5000 block of Etna Road.

* A burglary was reported at 6 p.m. April 18 at a residence in the 300 block of Ross Road.

* Police reported a burglary at 9:20 p.m. April 18 at a residence in the 4000 block of Elbern Avenue.

* Police arrested a 43-year-old man for assault and domestic violence at 4:25 a.m. April 19 at an apartment in the first block of Parklawn Boulevard.

* Police arrested a 13-year-old for assault at 10:35 a.m. April 12 in the 4800 block of Langley Avenue.

* A theft was reported at 4:10 p.m. April 12 in the 100 block of Beechcreek Road.

* Police reported a burglary at 10:30 p.m. April 12 in the 300 block of Barkley Place West.

* A theft was reported at 7:05 a.m. April 13 in the 700 block of Collingwood Avenue.

* Police reported a theft at 12:25 p.m. April 13 in the 4200 block of Doney Street.

* Police arrested a 31-year-old woman for assault and domestic violence at 5:30 p.m. April 13 in the 300 block of South Yearling Road.

* Police arrested a 34-year-old man for OVI, traffic violations, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest at 12:55 a.m. April 14 in the 4600 block of East Main Street.

* Police arrested a 38-year-old woman for criminal damaging at 1:30 p.m. April 14 at an apartment in the 1000 block of Fountain Lane.

* Police reported a burglary at 5:15 p.m. April 14 in the 100 block of Woodcliff Drive.

* Police responded to a report of shots fired at 11:25 p.m. April 14 in the 900 block of Rose Place. No physical evidence or suspects were identified.

* A 17-year-old was arrested for menacing at 3:25 p.m. April 15 in the 4800 block of Etna Road.

* Police arrested a 22-year-old man for assault, domestic violence and endangering children at 3:30 p.m. April 15 in the 100 block of Beechford Road.

* Property destruction was reported at 5:45 p.m. April 15 in the 4600 block of Kae Avenue.

* Police arrested two boys at 9 p.m. April 15 for theft and disorderly conduct at Dimson Drive South and Colgate Road.

* Police responded to a report of shots fired at 11:30 p.m. April 15 in the 1000 block of Pierce Avenue.

* Police arrested a 19-year-old man for assault, domestic violence and endangering children at 12:35 p.m. April 16 at an apartment in the 1000 block of Irongate Lane.

* An assault was reported at 11:20 p.m. April 16 at an apartment in the 3500 block of East Main Street.

* Police reported an assault at 9:45 a.m. April 17 in the 4500 block of Etna Road.

* A burglary was reported at 10:50 a.m. April 17 in the 4600 block of Morris Avenue.

* Police reported a burglary at 6 p.m. April 17 in the 300 block of Maplewood Avenue.

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