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UPDATE (photo added): Arrest Made in Overnight Homicide

Date: July 27, 2019
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureaus of Police and EMS responded to the 1600 block of Brighton Road for a report of gunfire around 3:20 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found a 57-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics transported him to a local hospital in critical condition. Despite efforts to save his life, the male was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m.

Per the initial investigation: The male worked at a shelter and was shot after refusing entry to someone who tried to gain entry. Prior to the shots fired call, officers noticed a male standing in the middle of the street on Brighton. After receiving the call, they returned to talk to the male. The male started running. As he fled, he discarded two guns, which police recovered.

Zone 1 officers apprehended the male and transported him to headquarters for questioning. The male is now under arrest and will face charges in the homicide.

Note: The name and mugshot of the actor will be released shortly.

UPDATE: The actor's name is Gerald Adams, 19.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri