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UPDATE: Fugitive Task Force Arrests One in November 13 Homicide

Date: December 6, 2021
Incident Type: Homicide Arrest
Location: Pittsburgh

On the morning of December 6, 2021, the Fugitive Task Force arrested 19-year-old James Washington of Pittsburgh for a homicide that occurred on November 13, 2021 on the 200 block of East Ohio Street. 

He is charged with Criminal Homicide and Carrying a Firearm without a License. 

Washington is currently housed in the Allegheny County Jail. 


ORIGINAL STORY (November 13): 

Just after 6:30 p.m., officers in Zone 1 responded to Allegheny Commons East for a Shotspotter alert. Upon arrival, responders found a male shot multiple times and began first aid and CPR on scene. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. 

Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives processed evidence at the scene. 

There is no one in custody at this time and detectives continue to investigate. 

Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller