Shalaya Briston Biography
Shalaya Briston accused stabbing former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor on November 29 at his home in the Heinz Lofts apartment complex in Pittsburgh. Briston is believed to be Pryor’s girlfriend and the pair were living together in the apartment where the fracas took place.
According to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, “officers responded to UPMC Mercy Hospital on November 30, 2019 for a male stabbing victim who had arrived there in critical condition by private means just after 4:30 a.m. Upon further investigation by detectives in the Violent Crimes Unit, it was learned the male’s injuries were incurred during an earlier dispute inside an apartment on the 200 block of Heinz Street on the city’s North Side. During that altercation, a female victim also received injuries.
After consultation with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, police have arrested two people believed to be mutual combatants in this incident.
Shalaya Briston Arrested
Shalaya Briston, 24, of Munhall, PA was arrested and has been charged with Criminal Attempt Homicide and Aggravated Assault. In addition, police have arrested Terrelle Pryor, 30, of Pittsburgh, PA. He faces a charge of Simple Assault.”
Terrelle Pryor’s Girlfriend
Briston is believed to be the girlfriend of Terrelle Pryor.
Briston was born on September 9, 1996, in Pittsburgh. She is 24 years old.
Shalaya Background & Education
Like Pryor, Briston is a Pittsburgh native. She graduated from Steel Valley Senior High School and studied college at Temple University, which is located in Philadelphia. As a Pennsylvania girl through and through, she’s also a die-hard hard Steelers fan. Her father, Desmond Bristol Sr., also lives in Pittsburgh.
Briston Family, Parents
Her father is named Desmond Bristol Sr.
Shalaya Briston & Terrelle Pryor
It’s unknown when Bristol and Pryor first started dating, as neither of them ever posted a photo together on their respective Instagram pages. While Pryor’s Instagram is filled with photos of him playing football and of his son, Terrell II, Bristol shares numerous selfies of herself dressed up, just before heading out for the night.
The pair were both tagged in a friend’s Instagram post on January 20th, 2019, in which they were both out together partying in a group at a club in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault
Shalaya Briston was charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault after the stabbing his boyfriend, Pryor on Friday night November 30th, 2019 while at the Heinz Lofts apartment complex. Pittsburgh Police said that they found a semi-automatic pistol in the front passenger seat of Pryor’s Mercedes-Benz, along with a lot of blood inside his vehicle and inside his apartment. Authorities also accused Pryor of being at fault. He was charged with simple assault, according to the Pittsburgh Police. They described the incident as involving “mutual combatants.”
CBS Pittsburgh reported that Pryor and Briston got into an argument on Friday night before she left with two other women for a nightclub. When they returned, Pryor “grabbed Briston and began arguing with her,” the women reportedly said. Pryor struck one of the women before the other two intervened, and then Briston stabbed him.
Reporter Amy Hudak of WPXI tweeted, “According to the complaint, a witness was overhead at the hospital saying “we should have just let him die.” They describe a very volatile relationship between Pryor and Briston. Witnesses said to police he “always had his hands all over her.”
Authorities told NBC News they responded to a call from a hospital for a male stabbing victim who had walked in at about 4:30 a.m and are now investigating the incident. Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office then confirmed the stabbing victim was Pryor.
ESPN Reporter Josina Anderson tweeted out a positive update early Saturday afternoon. She said, “A family spokesman says Terrelle Pryor is out of surgery now for the time being, but is still being listed in critical condition while under observation. I’m told detectives have visited the hospital where Pryor is at, per source.”
Bristol’s injuries were described by Police as being much more minor, however, it’s not yet known what preempted the fight. Gregory Diulus of Vantage Management Group, which represents Pryor, have not yet commented on the charges.
Shalaya Briston Instagram
Her most recent post on Instagram went up 10 weeks ago. Dressed in all black, with black sunglasses, she captioned the posed shot, “always got chose, never been a chooser,” with a black heart emoji.