Mt. Oliver man charged with pistol whipping 2 people in Clairton

A Mt. Oliver man has been arrested by Allegheny County police in connection with the assault of two people Monday night in Clairton.

Clairton Police asked the county to help after officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Marion Circle shortly after 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman with head injuries, but they were not shot, investigators said. They were in stable condition when they were taken to hospital for treatment.

Detectives charged 39-year-old Lerrick Williams with repeatedly hitting the two in the head with a handgun.

A warrant has been issued for Williams, who faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of carrying a firearm without a license, as well as two counts of charged each with common assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records.

Clairton police arrested Williams near a bus stop, investigators said.

Williams was being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond, court records show.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges before District Judge Armand Martin on August 30.

Police said the incident is still under investigation and urged anyone with information about the case to call the Allegheny County Police Inquiry Line at 1-833-ALL -TIPS or at 1-833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tony by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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