DECEMBER 7, 2016

CONTACT: Chief Deputy Kevin M. Kraus, 412-350-4714

DEPUTIES ARREST SUSPECT ACQUITTED IN
CLAIRTON OFFICER'S SHOOTING

PITTSBURGH, PA - The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office received two warrants for the arrest of Marcus Andrejco.  Both warrants were issued by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel for violating terms of probation/parole in two separate criminal cases.  The two cases included convictions of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Simple Assault, and Terroristic Threats.


Andrejco was previously arrested for the shooting of Clairton Police Officer James Kuzak.  Officer Kuzak was shot on April 4th, 2011 when he responded to a 911 call in Clairton.  Officer Kuzak was paralyzed from the shooting.  Andrejco was later arrested and charged in the shooting, but was acquitted at trial.


Once the warrants were issued, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office detectives began an investigation into Andrejco’s whereabouts.  Detectives developed information that Andrejco was living in the Houston, Texas area.  Additional information was developed that identified a possible specific residence in Houston. 


Sheriff’s Office detectives notified the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force and provided the information.  Members of the task force went to the residence early this morning and located Andrejco with a woman and her family.  He was arrested without incident, and lodged in the Harris County Jail awaiting extradition back to Allegheny County.