A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in Pennsylvania while running away from a traffic stop, authorities have said.
he person recording the video can be heard saying: “Why are they shooting at him? Why are they shooting? All they did was run and they’re shooting at them?”
The footage has sparked criticism in the community of East Pittsburgh, around 15 miles from Pittsburgh.
Selena Brooklin asked the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Why did they have to shoot him when he is running away? What is the justification for that? There is no justification. There is no answer. You shot a man in the back while he was running away.”
Up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh Monday, the Allegheny medical examiner told the Daily News.
He was 21.Wopo, whose real name is Travon Smart, was shot in the Pennsylvania city’s Middle Hill neighborhood at around 4 p.m., Pittsburgh police said. He died at the hospital, while another unidentified victim was in stable condition.
They even wrote a song about it, “Joe Said It Would.”
“Joe is revered. He is a legend,” said Charles W. Wolfertz, WTAE’s president and general manager. “I will tell you we would go to different dinners and charity events and he would just need to stand there and people would walk up to him and say, ‘I remember when you came to my school … ‘”
A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday in a house fire in Mount Oliver.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Someone claiming to own the home on Anthony Street contacted Channel 11 News and said the fire marshal ruled the fire started in the kitchen.
“The guy who shot them has confessed to shooting them. His rationale was he thought someone was breaking into this abandoned house, which he had no right to be there anyway,” District Attorney Stephen Zappala said.
He has been identified as 20-year-old Dejon Howard. He has since been transported to the Allegheny County Jail and faces a list of charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and weapons violations.
One person was injured in a crash in Murrysville Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred on Logan Ferry Road at Gun Club Road shortly before 7 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.
The injured person was transported to a local hospital. The extent of injury was not immediately released.
Through the first five months of 2018, fatal overdoses in Westmoreland are down more than 40 percent, and coroners across the region are reporting similar decreases.
Sears has announced another round of store closures and a Kmart location in Latrobe is one of the locations that will close.
In a written statement, Sears identified 100 “non-profitable” Sears and Kmart locations across the country, and those stores will start going out of business sales as early as June 14th. The list includes the Kmart at the Mountain Laurel Plaza in Latrobe, and Sears stores at South Hills Village and The Mall at Robinson.
A water main break has closed a road in the South Hills.
#HappeningNow A water main break created a big hole in the parking lot of the Advantage Office Complex on Clairton Blvd and caused debris to wash onto Streets Run Road, which is blocked off right now.
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A pizza delivery driver stabbed a young man who was part of a group that attempted to rob him late Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, police said.
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A gun was fired during the incident, but no one was struck by bullets, police said.
BRACKENRIDGE (KDKA) — Flames were shooting from the windows and smoke billowed high into the sky when fire broke out Monday afternoon at a duplex in Brackenridge.
It started just before 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Seventh Avenue, and flames poured from the structure for more than an hour.
Flames were shooting from the windows and smoke billowed high into the sky when fire broke out Monday afternoon at a duplex in Brackenridge.
Firefighters from at least four area volunteer departments converged on the scene.
Dana Gillis, who had lived in the home up until earlier this month, was under eviction orders. She told the fire chief that while she was not living in the home any longer, she still had not moved all of her belongings out.
“Thank God we weren’t living in the house. We could have been in there, it could have been us that got hurt really bad,” Gillis said. “As far as I know, it could have been arson or electrical.”
In celebration of Armed Forces Day, a local community honored veterans in a ceremony Saturday.
The Reserve Township Commissioners held the “Dedication of our Military Banners” ceremony at the memorial on Mt. Troy Road at 9 a.m.
“We just felt this was a great way of showing respect to our residents and loved ones that put time in the armed services,” said Ron Neurohr, chairman of the township board, who helped organize the ceremony.
Heavy, slow-moving rains dumped a significant amount of water on parts of the Pittsburgh area Wednesday evening, causing dangerous flash flooding and shutting down roads.
11 Investigates dug through crime reports from Pittsburgh Police Zone 4, which covers the city’s eastern neighborhoods. Those reports show a growing number of car windows being smashed in the middle of the day.