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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting

Date: December 22, 2020
Incident Type: Fatal Shooting
Location: Zone 1

UPDATE (Dec. 22, 2020 – 4 p.m.) -- The Western Pa. Fugitive Taskforce arrested Maurice White Jr., 19, around 8 a.m. at a residence on Kelly Street in Wilkinsburg in connection to a fatal shooting on Aug. 23.

He is charged with criminal homicide, conspiracy and gun charges.


ORIGINAL POST (Aug. 23, 2020)

Pittsburgh Police responded to a Shotspotter alert for the 100 block of Penfort Street around 9:40 p.m.

When Zone 1 officers arrived, they discovered a male with a gunshot wound to the head. Responding medics pronounced the victim deceased.

There were no other injuries or suspect descriptions.  

The Mobile Crime Unit arrived to process the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.  

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews