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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Overnight Shooting

Date: February 9, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 3

UPDATE: (11:54 a.m., Feb. 9, 2020) – Police arrested Marlin Pritchard, 51, of Beltzhoover in the overnight shooting that claimed a young girl’s life.

Pritchard is charged with homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and gun charges. He was booked into the Allegheny County Jail this morning.

The victim was a 3-year-old girl. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner will release her identity.


ORIGINAL POST: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to a call of a shooting at the 200 block of E Warrington Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

When Zone 3 officers arrived they cleared the home for a possible shooter. Officers were alerted to a juvenile female with a single gunshot wound to the neck lying in a bed. Pittsburgh EMS determined that the female was deceased. There were no other injuries in the home.

Violent Crime Unit and the Crime Scene Unit arrived to process the scene. Police are investigating.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews