RECAP: Sunday Morning Press Conference

Federal prosecutors held a press conference Sunday morning at 9am in their Point Breeze field office. US Attorney Scott Brady lead it off and was followed by: Robert Jones (FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent), Wendell Hissrich, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert, Karl Williams (Chief Medical Examiner), Jeff Finkelstein, and Mayor Bill Peduto.

  • FBI confirmed that some of the Federal counts are punishable by death.
  • Bowers was officially taken into FBI custody last night but currently remains in the hospital for treatment. He is listed in fair condition.
  • Crime scene may take up to a week to process and the area around Wilkins/Shady will remain closed for up to a week.
  • Searches of Bowers properties are continuing.
  • Four officers were injured. One was released from hospital yesterday. One hopefully to be released today. The others will need to stay under hospital supervision.
  • The 11 victims have been identified.
    • Joyce Feinberg, 75, of Oakland
    • Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township
    • Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill
    • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood
    • Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill
    • David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill
    • Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg
    • Sylvan Simon, 86 of Wilkinsburg
    • Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill
    • Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill
    • Irving Younger, 69, of Mount Washington

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