SWAT called to residence where rap video being shot; 4 arrested and guns retrieved


SWAT was called on a clique of rappers having a rap video shoot at a residence on the South Side after police recognized a warrant suspect, resulting in four arrests.

In a statement released by the Pittsburgh Public Safety, officers noticed a warrant suspect on a deck in the 2100 block of Carey Way around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The male allegedly ran into the residence and refused to come out. A party was going on inside the short-term rental, and a they were filming a rap video, according to public safety.

Officers believed there were also other warrant suspects inside, as well as a couple firearms. After SWAT was alarted, seven females exited the residence. They were evaluated by medics, identified and released.

Four men were taken into custody for warrants, according to public safety. Ricardo Crosby, 18; Asaun Porter, 19; Kelshon Lovelace, 21; and Lawrence Strothers Jr., 18, were arrested on warrants out of Allegheny County, Allegheny Juvenile Probation, and the City of Pittsburgh with charges ranging from firearms violations to attempted homicide, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.