Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Winner Followed Home, Robbed, Roommate Shot

Posted on: August 18, 2023, 07:16h. 

Last updated on: August 18, 2023, 12:17h.

A 26-year-old man was arrested this week after he allegedly followed a winning player to his home from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and then robbed him. He also shot the player’s roommate, police revealed.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, pictured above. A man was followed from the casino and later robbed. His roommate was shot. (Image: TripAdvisor)

The victim was rushed to a local hospital for emergency treatment and was listed in stable condition earlier this week, police reported.

On Thursday, the suspect, Juwan Haynes of Penn Hills, Pa., was arrested for the shooting. He was charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, theft, and various firearm violations, according to Allegheny County Police.

Haynes surrendered to authorities on Thursday night and was in custody at the Allegheny County Jail as of Friday. He is likely to be arraigned soon in local court.

Won $4,500

Police found out that the unnamed man who was followed had won $4,500 at the casino on Sunday night. Haynes began to tail the victim while the two were still inside the casino, located on Casino Drive in Pittsburgh.

Haynes followed the victim for about six miles as the man returned to his Camelot Drive apartment in Scott Township, Pa. Once there, Haynes repeatedly shot and wounded the man’s roommate in the torso and arm, police said. He then ordered the first man to hand over the jackpot he had just won at the casino.

It appears some cash was turned over to Haynes, and that the winning player wasn’t injured during the incident, initial reports said.

Based on evidence and statements from witnesses, police were able to identify Haynes as the suspect. It’s unclear if surveillance cameras at the casino captured his image at the gaming property on the night of the shooting.

Haynes had reportedly lost cash while gambling at the casino before the robbery and shooting.

The shooting and robbery were investigated by Scott Township Police and the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit.

Gambling Addiction

It was later revealed that Haynes suffers from a gambling addiction disorder, according to Pennsylvania TV station KTAE.

Haynes’ problem is so grave, he has sought counseling and rehabilitation for his problem,” according to a police report quoted by WTAE.

He’s on a list of people who should not be at casinosbecause of his addiction, the report added.

Previously, Haynes has taken a friend’s car to go gambling at casinos, police said. The friend had placed an Apple Air Tag in the car so she could locate it if it went missing, WTAE reported.