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Police Arrest Two in Connection with Allegheny Commons Triple Homicide

Date: November 2, 2022
Incident Type: Arrests

Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit detectives have arrested two men in connection with the October 15, 2022 shooting incident that killed Betty Averytt, Jacquelyn Mihalic, and John Hornezes Jr. in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue. A fourth person, a male, was also injured by gunfire.

Jaylone Hines, 21, of Pittsburgh was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Homicide, two counts of Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm Prohibited.

Charron Troutman, 19, of Pittsburgh is charged with one count of Criminal Homicide, one count of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Criminal Conspiracy, and one count each of Persons not to Possess a Firearm and Carrying a Firearm Without a License. 

Troutman and Hines are currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

For their assistance with this investigation, Pittsburgh Police would like to thank the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, PA State Probation, Allegheny County Adult/Juvenile Probation, ATF, FBI, and Allegheny Port Authority Police. 

This investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with additional information to call VCU at (412) 323-7161.

Photos to follow.

Original incident details:


Jaylone Hines                                                      

Charron Troutman


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz