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.
Beginning May 29, 2020, the City-County Building will be lit in the colors of Pittsburgh's public high schools in recognition of the Class of 2020. Congratulations to all of our students at Taylor Allderdice, Brashear, Carrick, CAPA, Milliones, Sci-Tech, Perry, Obama Academy, & Westinghouse!
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.
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