PITTSBURGH — A second arrest was made in connection with a man’s beating and death in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.
Police said Roger Brown, 63, was found bleeding in broad daylight on a sidewalk on Frankstown Road around 5 p.m. Friday. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he died on Sunday.
Marlon Johnson, 31, was detained by police later Friday night in Homewood as he fit the description of the attacker. He was taken to headquarters for questioning and then later arrested. Police said his charges were upgraded to homicide after Brown died.The details of what led to Brown’s injuries and eventual death are still unclear.
The attack happened at Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST where several people were stabbed.
Police are not currently treating the incident as terror-related, but counter terrorism officers were called.
Security sources have told the BBC a man arrested at the scene is thought to be Libyan.
Home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford said he had been told the man had previously been in prison in the UK for a relatively minor conviction, not a terrorism offence.
It is not being treated as terror-related, say police, after a man is arrested on suspicion of murder.
A total of 12 people suffered gunshot wounds shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South, the Minneapolis Police Department said.The 11 survivors hose suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.At first, the gunfire sounded like fireworks, witness Erik Thompson said. But it kept going.“We started hearing whizzing by our ears, and it was the bullets coming towards us,” he said.“The hardest part was just … not knowing what to do, so we kind of hit the deck. The two cops who were there on our side of the street had the protection of their cop car, and they (drew) their weapons. It was pretty surreal.”
Following an investigation by the Pittsburgh Police Collision Investigation Unit, Shavonne James, 33, of Pittsburgh has been arrested in the January 18, 2020 fatal collision between a bus and pedestrian on De Soto Street and Fifth Avenue around 12:15 p.m.
James faces four charges including Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, Unlawful Activities, and Right of Way of Pedestrians in Crosswalks.
She is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail.
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LOS ANGELES — Federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are reviewing investigations into the deaths of two Black men who were recently found hanging in Southern California.
Sheriff’s officials have said there are no signs of foul play in the death of Robert Fuller last week in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, or the death May 31 of Malcolm Harsch in Victorville, but investigations continue.
Fuller, 24, was found dead near Palmdale City Hall on Wednesday afternoon by a passerby, a sheriff’s official has said, and his death was initially ruled an apparent suicide.
On Monday, Dr. Jonathan Lucas, chief medical examiner-coroner for Los Angeles County, said the cause and manner of death would not be determined until other evidence is in, including toxicology results.
“The initial reports appeared to be consistent with a suicide,” Lucas said. “But we felt it prudent to roll that back and continue to look deeper.”
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Fuller’s family has said he was not suicidal. “We just want to know the truth,” his sister, Diamond Alexander, has said.
Weekend protests and rallies have called on officials to conduct a thorough investigation.
A first-year US Border Patrol agent was found dead while on patrol of a remote New Mexico trail, officials said.
Border Patrol officials said Saturday that agent Johan Mordan, 26, was on duty when other agents lost communication with him in the desert of the New Mexico Bootheel, El Paso Times reported.
Mordan, who joined the agency in July 2019, was discovered minutes later by the other agents “unresponsive lying on a trail,” officials said.
CPR was performed on him but the agents were unable to revive him, the outlet reported.
Officials said an investigation is underway and an autopsy will be conducted to determine a cause of death.
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.
Source: Public Safety Media Blotter