Pittsfield police issue warrant for suspect in weekend shooting


PITTSFIELD — City police have identified a suspect in a weekend shooting on Lincoln Street and are seeking the public's help in locating him.

Anthony E. Robertson, 33, whose last known address was Albany, N.Y., is wanted for allegedly shooting a city man once in the abdomen early Saturday. The wound was not considered life threatening.

Police spotted Robertson in a vehicle on Wednesday evening shortly after the warrant was issued, but he led police on a pursuit. He eventually abandoned his vehicle and evaded arrest after leading police on a foot chase.

Robertson remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds.

He has brown eyes and black hair, which he wears in dreadlocks, and is known to use the street name "Dollar," according to police.

Robertson faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and carrying a firearm without a license.

The victim, who has not been identified, was found about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. His condition could not be learned.

The shooting is believed to have stemmed from an altercation that occurred at Lach's Lounge earlier that morning.

Anyone with information about Robertson's location is asked to call the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

Police warn anyone coming across Robertson should not approach him and instead call 911 immediately and report the sighting.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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