Police arrest teen responsible for home invasion in West Mifflin

A teenager accused of conducting a home invasion has been arrested.

Police have charged 16 year-old, Tae’Shaun Caldwell, with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and other offenses.

West Mifflin police told the Post-Gazette that they responded to an emergency call coming from a house on the 800 block of Oak Street at about 10:45 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016.

The caller said that they were in the basement and that the suspect allegedly entered the home with a gun.

According to criminal complaints, in the midst of a struggle, reportedly the suspect chased one of the residents up the stairs and hit him in the head with the gun.

The suspect was later identified by the residents of the home.

Four other family members were able to force Caldwell out of the house, but not before he allegedly fired a shot that went through the door, almost hitting a woman inside.

The Post-Gazette reports, “Two security officers in the area had a description of Tae’Shaun and caught him soon after the incident, police said. The security officers found two guns and a box of ammunition in his pocket, the complaint said.”

Caldwell is in the Allegheny County Jail on $250,000 bond, and preliminary hearing is set for September 23, 2016.

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