Allegheny County caseworker jailed, suspended in shootout car
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families caseworker has been suspended without pay and jailed on drug and weapons charges after she was stopped driving a bullet-riddled vehicle Pittsburgh police believe was involved in a shootout.
Medina El, 39, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. El’s passenger, 23-year-old Timothy Bazemore — a known gang member wearing a bullet-resistant vest — was also arrested.
Police stopped El’s vehicle when an officer saw it driving without headlights moments after hearing gunfire from several weapons a block away.
Police say they found marijuana and a gun in the vehicle. El didn’t have a permit to carry the weapon and Bazemore can’t legally own one because he’s a convicted felon.
Online court records don’ t list defense attorneys for either suspect.