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UDATE 2/ UPDATE/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ Arrest Warrant Issued for Homicide Suspect

Date: January 6, 2023
Incident Type: Arrest Warrant
Location: All zones

UPDATE 2: 1/9/2023

William L. Fitzgerald has been taken into custody on Interstate 79 near Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit would like to thank the following law enforcement agencies for their cooperative efforts in this case: 

The USMS Mountain State Fugitive Task Force,  Monongalia County Sheriffs Department (WV), Westover Police Department (WV),

Star City Police Department (WV), West Virginia State Police, and USMS Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.

Fitzgerald faces Criminal Homicide charges pending extradition from West Virginia. 


William Fitzgerald is described as 5'7" and 200 pounds.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for William L. Fitzgerald, 50, of Pittsburgh for the murder of Tarae Washington. Washington was found deceased on January 5, 2023 in her home in the 2100 block of Arlington Avenue.If you have any information in regards to Fitzgerald's whereabouts, please call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7800 or dial 9-1-1.

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Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz