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Police Continue Search for Homicide Suspect

Date: December 15, 2020
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police continue to search for Terrence Washington, a homicide suspect in the shooting death of Makeida Thompson, an Allegheny County juvenile probation officer.

On Nov. 10, Zone 5 officers responded to 9-1-1 calls for a person shot in the 5700 block of Rippey Street just after 11 a.m.

Officers located Thompson, 32, inside a residence with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Washington, 36, who also goes by the name Terrence Zeppenfeldt is charged with homicide and firearm violations.

Police urge anyone with knowledge of the homicide or of Washington’s whereabouts to contact Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 861-1845.



Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri