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Police Continue to Investigate Tionna Highsmith Homicide

Date: May 18, 2020
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: North Side

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner today ruled the death of Tionna Highsmith a homicide.

Highsmith was shot and paralyzed in 2005 when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout during a church festival in Brighton Heights. She was found deceased in her apartment in January. Highsmith was 29.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continue to investigate this senseless act of violence that led to the death of an innocent person.

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri