At 2:04 a.m. Tuesday morning, police received notification that several shots had been fired at the 7400 block of Frankstown Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.
Bystanders told an officer on patrol that a man hit a car, parked his, and then left. At that point, officers began to search for the suspect based on witness description.
At approximately 2:27 a.m. the suspect, later identified as Ronald Thornhill, 35, of Turtle Creek, returned to the scene and entered his car.
Authorities then ordered Thornhill to put his hands up. Thornhill refused and began running.
Thornhill collided into a marked police vehicle on Forest Way and N. Braddock Avenue and suffered a laceration to the head and an injured ankle.
Police discovered a digital scale, a knotted bag of suspected cocaine and two cell phones in Thornhill’s posession. An additional bag of suspected cocaine and two additional bags of marijuana were found in his vehicle.
Thornhill was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest or other law enforcement.
He was transported to the Allegheny County Jail upon release from the hospital where he was taken to have his wounds treated.