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UPDATE: Police and EMS Responded to a male found shot on Frankstown Avenue

Date: March 6, 2021
Incident Type: Fatal Shooting
Location: Zone 5

UPDATE (10:50 a.m., Mar. 6, 2021): Police have arrested Christopher Robert Papalia, 29, of Trafford Pa.

Papalia is charged with homicide for the March 6, 2021 shooting on Frankstown Avenue.


Pittsburgh Police and EMS responded to a 9-1-1 call for the 7600 block of Frankstown Avenue for a male lying in the street around 2 a.m.

When first responders arrived, they observed the male face down in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

Medics pronounced the victim deceased.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews