58 of 73 homicides Black lives, 2011 had lowest number of deaths in four years

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For several months now, the New Pittsburgh Courier has been issuing challenges to the community for an end to the senseless violence of shootings and killings, well the message may have been heard. With only 71 homicides for the year, 2011 seems to have been the least deadly year out of the past four years. 2008 had 120 homicides, 102 of them Black people; 2009 had 87 homicides with 62 of them being Black; and 2010 had 100 homicides, with 77 of them being Black.

While some may have heard the message, it isn’t effective until it’s heard by all. Although it may have been a less deadly year, the incidents of the year were still too frequent and harsh. Some of the harshest homicides that occurred this year include, William King, a 23-year-old Black male who was stabbed and dismembered by a man in Plum who did not agree with King’s pursuit of the man’s sister; LaKisha Robinson, a 29-year-old Black female who was fatally shot and later died after an violent incident occurred on East Ohio Street in the North Side between several women in the Courtyard; Dalyn Jones, an 18-year-old Black male who was shot and killed in the middle of the day at a McDonalds Restaurant parking lot on Frankstown Road in Penn Hills after a marijuana deal gone bad; Elaina Davis, a 57-year-old Black woman who was found burnt up in an Uptown parking lot; and Philip Harrison, a 26-year-old Black male who was shot in the face and back, also during the middle of the day, near the intersection of Chauncey Drive and Bedford Avenue in the Hill District. These homicides and the others listed below, all have the same thing in common; none of them had to occur.

Although there is new hope in the numbers of 2011, there is still more work to be done in 2012. While the murders may be decreasing, the shootings are still occurring at an alarming rate. The challenge for 2012 is do not let us get lax in our fight to take back our streets, let’s continue the work and get our communities back to a place of life, vitality and safety.

As part of an ongoing effort to heighten awareness about the effects of murder in Black communities, the New Pittsburgh Courier will compile a list of homicides in the County each month. It is our hope that as the list of victims grows, so will a true understanding of how these lost lives affect the mental health, economic well-being and self-images of the region’s Black neighborhoods.

Out of the 73 murders in 2011—58 were Black and 51 were Black men.

DECEMBER HOMICIDES (7)

DEC. 7—Damaire Thomas, a 21-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found shot to death at his apartment building in the 7200 block of Kelly Street in Homewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

DEC. 18—Drew Henderson-Bracey, an 18-year-old Black male from Duquesne, was shot multiple times and killed during a 16th birthday party at a home in the 600 block of South Fifth Street in Duquesne. Party go-ers were in a basement when someone entered and began firing shots. Several people were injured. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

DEC. 18—Robert Paillett, a 45-year-old Black male from the North Side, was found shot to death in his running vehicle near Glenrose and Hazelton Streets in Fineview. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

DEC. 19—Montae Thompson, a 14-year-old Black male from West Homestead, was shot to death during a gunfight near Sarah Street and Locust Way in West Homestead. He had allegedly been skipping school during the time of the shooting. Two individuals have been charged in connection to the gunfight, but no one has been charged with Thompson’s death; the investigation is ongoing.

DEC. 23—Lawrence Jones, a 24-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was fatally shot by Police during a traffic stop in the 300 block of Brownsville Road in Knoxville. He allegedly failed to turn off the vehicle and step outside of it when instructed by police and began driving off, hitting another vehicle. Jones died on his way to UPMC Mercy Hospital. The incident is being investigated, which is standard protocol.

DEC. 31—Donald Russell, a 23-year-old Black male from Bethel Park, was fatally shot at a home at 313 Sterling Street in the Arlington area of Pittsburgh. He had allegedly been attending a house party, when a party go-er pulled out a gun and began firing shots. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

DEC. 31—Terrance Tortorice, a 43-year-old White male from Jefferson Hills, was found stabbed to death at his home in the 2200 block of State Street in Jefferson Hills. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

January Homicides (7)

JAN. 1—Tauvea Hurt, a 20-year-old Black male from Clairton, was fatally shot in the abdomen when two men entered the residence at 2305 Lincoln Ave. in Clairton, where he was attending a New Year’s Eve party. He was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Keith and Lindsey Wright have been charged with homicide, conspiracy and burglary. They allegedly had an ongoing feud with Hurt over another incident. They are currently awaiting trial.

JAN. 2—Larry James-Watson, a 19-year-old Black male from McKees Rocks, was fatally shot in the chest in the 5400 block of Youngridge Drive during an apparent home invasion at the Leland Point Apartments in Baldwin. James-Watson allegedly approached the home, fired a shot through a window, hitting the owner and tried to enter through the window. The owner reportedly fired back hitting James-Watson. The owner is unlikely to face charges. The investigation is ongoing.

JAN. 15—James Redshaw, a 30-year-old White male from the North Side, was found fatally stabbed in the chest at a home on Lithgrow Street in the North Side. Redshaw was allegedly stabbed during a fight. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where he later died. Calvin Tucker has been charged with criminal homicide. He is currently awaiting trial.

JAN. 16—Ronald Washington, a 24-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was shot in the chest while sitting in a vehicle on Lombard Street in the Hill District. Two men had allegedly been seen standing outside the vehicle and then opening fire on the vehicle. The vehicle sped off and was driven to Mercy Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JAN. 23—Jorman Wright Jr., a 30-year-old Black male from Law­rence­ville, was shot in the head in the 6400 Block of Franks­town Avenue outside of a Sunoco A-Plus Gas Station in Larimer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JAN. 25—Jabbar Fridia, a 27-year-old Black male from the North Side, was fatally shot multiple times in the torso as he was driving on Marsden Street in Hazelwood. He lost control, hit a home and the vehicle flipped over. Fridia was freed from the vehicle and taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JAN. 26—Steven MacKowski, a 38-year-old White male from Verona, was found shot to death in a parked car in the 200 block of Kansas Street in Penn Hills. He had allegedly been shot in Homewood and driven to Penn Hills. Samuel Rice has been charged with homicide, reckless endangerment and firearms violation. He is currently awaiting trial.

February ­Homicides (6)

FEB. 10—Devin Scott, a 19-year-old Black male from Mt. Oliver, was reportedly shot in the chest in the 300 block of East Warrington Avenue in Beltz­hoover. When authorities arrived a pedestrian had been performing CPR to Scott who was on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

FEB. 12—Dane Smith Jr., a 21-year-old Black male from the Hill District, was found shot multiple times, including one to the head, in the 2500 block of Centre Avenue in the Hill District after he had been chased from the 2300 block of Reed Street where the gunfire began. He was taken to UPMC Mercy, where he later died. Marcus Smith has been charged with criminal homicide. He is currently awaiting trial.

FEB. 13—Michael Kitonis, a 20-year-old White male from Duquesne, was found shot to death in the chest outside of 409 Hamilton Ave. in Duquesne during an alleged altercation where he pulled the gun out and was shot after both parties wrestled for it. James R. Miller Jr. has been charged with the death and is awaiting trial.

FEB. 13—William King, a 23-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was found stabbed and dismembered on a hillside in Plum near Coxcomb Hill Road after he had been reported missing several days earlier. Vito Pelino has been charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and kidnapping. He allegedly killed King for trying to have sex with his sister after a night of drinking at a Verona bar. He allegedly picked up King, stabbed him, took the body to his mother’s house and chopped it up. Corey Robert has also been charged with abuse of a corpse and conspiracy for helping to dispose of the body. They are currently awaiting trial.

FEB. 18—Waishard White, a 22-year-old Black male from Wilkinsburg, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest near the 7200 block of Stranahan Street in Homewood. Authorities believe he had been shot earlier in the week in the 7100 block of Everton Street where they have a report of shots fired and someone injured. D’Andre Black and Cornell Pointer have been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and criminal attempted homicide. They are currently awaiting trial. (D’ Andre Black is not the standout Schenley High School basketball and football star, with the same name.)

FEB. 23—Felecia Greene, a 26-year-old Black female from Oakland, was fatally stabbed during a domestic dispute with her mother at the mother’s residence in the 2000 block of DeRaud Street in the Hill District. Both parties had been injured and she was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where she later died. The dispute was allegedly over the care of Greene’s son. Terrie Greene, her mother, has been charged with criminal homicide. She is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.

FEB. 27—Brian Natali, a 29-year-old White male from Crafton, was fatally shot while riding in a car along Baldwick Road in East Carnegie, when a passenger’s gun in the backseat was discharged hitting Natali in the back. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. After months of investigations it was ruled a homicide. It is unknown if charges were filed.

MARCH HOMICIDES (7)

MARCH 12—Edwin Britt, a 41-year-old Black male from Duquesne, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, outside of his home in the 400 block of William Street in Duquesne. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

MARCH 13—William Perry, a 49-year-old Black male from McKeesport, was found dead in the doorway of his home in the 1700 block of Butler Street in McKeesport with two gunshot wounds in the head. A neighbor who was visiting another resident in the building found him. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

MARCH 15—Charles Wooding, a 22-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found shot to death in the chest in the hallway of an apartment building on Milligan Avenue in Swissvale. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

MARCH 17—LaKisha Robinson, a 29-year-old Black female from the North Side, was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest and trunk after an individual fired shots into a crowd during an alleged fistfight between several women in the courtyard in the 200 block of East Ohio Street in the North Side. She was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where she later died. Jessie Lewis is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, criminal attempt, recklessly endangering another person and carrying loaded weapons other than firearms.

MARCH 22—Teesa Wil­liams, a 17-year-old Black female from Penn Hills, was found dead inside of her burning home on Azalea Drive in Penn Hills, with a gunshot wound in the head. She had been shot and set on fire when a blanket was ignited on top of her. She died of smoke and fume inhalation due to the fire. Akeem Page-Jones has been charged with homicide, arson, firearms violation, recklessly endangering another person and possibly robbery, theft and burglary. He is currently awaiting trial.

MARCH 23—Trent Colverson, a 21-year-old Black male from Home­wood, was found fatally shot multiple times in the torso on Hackett Way. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Domenique Lewis has been charged with homicide, robbery, two counts of criminal conspiracy and firearms violations.

MARCH 29—Lincoln LaRue, a 20-year-old Black male from Du­quesne, was found dead when authorities responded to a call of a man lying in the middle of Perry Street in the Hill District. He had a gunshot wound to the head. He reportedly had been shot when he was leaving a friend’s house. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

APRIL HOMICIDES (6)

APRIL 5—Dante Bugg, a 21-year-old Black male from Wilkinsburg, was fatally shot in the abdomen on Clark Street in Wilkinsburg. He was one of three shot and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

APRIL 6—Stephon Green, a 19-year-old Black male from Arlington Heights, was found shot to death in the head and chest in La Place Street in the Hill District. He died at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is still ongoing.

APRIL 6—Cuddy Brisken, a 90-year-old White male from Squirrel Hill, was found dead in his home at 2827 Fernwald Rd. in Squirrel Hill. He had trauma to the head, which was covered with a bag. Jason Eric Kuhns was charged with criminal homicide, robbery, burglary and receiving stolen property. He is currently awaiting trial.

APRIL 7—William Means, a 43-year-old Black male from Duquesne, was shot in the stomach on Crawford Avenue in Duquesne, outside of the Sportsman Bar. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

APRIL 23—Rashee Coleman, a 17-year-old Black male from Wilkinsburg, was shot in the head on a footpath in a wooded area near the 800 block of Memory Lane in the Hill District. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

APRIL 27—Jaquay Lomax, a 19-year-old Black male from Duquesne, was fatally shot multiple times in the chest and back at a Duquesne playground near the Parkview Manor Apartment. He was taken to UPMC McKeesport, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

MAY HOMICIDES (7)

MAY 8—Malachi Urbini, a 20-year-old White male from McKees Rocks, was fatally shot during a drug deal gone wrong near Third and Amelia Streets in McKees Rocks. He allegedly tried to exchange items for heroin. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died. Jaivon Cunningham and Shilee Dixson have both been charged with criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy. Dixson was also charged with possession of a firearm by a minor. They are awaiting trial.

MAY 14—Robert Butler-Peterson, a 24-year-old Black male from the Hill District, was found dead with a gunshot wound in the back in the 2200 block of Bedford Avenue, in the Hill District, after an apparent drive-by shooting. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

MAY 16—Todd Mattox Jr., a 28-year-old Black male from Homewood, was shot to death outside the Leech­burg Garden Apartments in Penn Hills. The vehicle he had been driving was reportedly taken from the scene and recovered in Wilkinsburg. No one has been charged with the homicide; the investigation is ongoing.

MAY 22—Marquis White, a 22-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was fatally stabbed in the chest in an apartment in the 400 block of Grove Street in the Hill District. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. He was allegedly stabbed by a girlfriend during a domestic altercation. Ashley Wilson has been charged with homicide. She is awaiting trial.

MAY 22—Lynette Gasparre, a 38-year-old White female from Shaler, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head inside her home at 404 Beulah St., in Shaler, along with her two children and live-in boyfriend. She was allegedly shot by her boyfriend Barry Hardesty, who later killed himself. It has been ruled a murder-suicide.

MAY 22—Quinn Gasparre, a 7-year-old White female from Shaler, was found shot in the head, along with her mother, sister and mother’s live-in boyfriend, at their home on Beulah Street, in Shaler. She was allegedly killed by Hardesty, her mother’s boyfriend. It was ruled a murder-suicide.

MAY 22—Nina Gasparre-Hardesty, a 1-year-old White female from Shaler, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, along with her mother, sister and father at her Beulah Street home in Shaler. She was shot by Barry Hardesty, her father, who later killed himself. It was ruled a murder-suicide.

JUNE HOMICIDES (5)

JUNE 6—Stanley Pierce, a 52-year-old Black man from East Liberty, was fatally stabbed on Dec. 3, 2010 at a residence in the 200 block of McCutcheon Lane, in Penn Hills, after an argument broke out between Pierce and a woman he was visiting. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he died six months after the incident from complications due to his injuries. Linda Grimes was charged with aggravated assault, but since Pierce died, she has now been charged with homicide. She is awaiting trial.

JUNE 8—Andrew Smith, a 20-year-old Black man from the West End, was fatally shot in the neck on May 11 on Crucible Street in the West End. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he died several weeks later. Antonio Stamps, who was found in Detroit, Mich., has been charged with criminal homicide.

JUNE 19—Christopher Jones, a 27-year-old Black male from Fineview, was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the upper torso in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive, in the North Side, when police responded to a call of shots being fired. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died. A woman was also shot. Rayshawn Edwards has been charged with criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license. He is awaiting trial.

JUNE 27—Travis Rhone, a 19-year-old Black male from McKeesport, was fatally shot in the back in the 1400 block of Versailles Avenue in McKeesport. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died. The investigation is ongoing.

JUNE 30—Lydell “Sean” Thompson, a 34-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was found with multiple gunshots on a sidewalk in front of 5225 Keystone Street, in Lawrenceville. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died. No charges have been filed; the investigation is ongoing.

JULY HOMICIDES (5)

JULY 1—Alison Studvant, a 46-year-old Black female from Wilkinsburg, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the chest at 1509 Marlboro Ave., in Wilkinsburg, during an alleged argument. She was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where she later died. Christopher Lee Harris has been charged with criminal homicide. He is currently awaiting trial.

JULY 15—Steven Daniels Jr., a 34-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was fatally shot outside of the 30/30 Club on Frankstown Avenue. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JULY 26—Lamonte Hunter, a 19-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was found shot at the intersection of East Street and Evergreen Road in the North Side, after someone opened fire from a car while he was driving on July 24. He reportedly drove to a location, where a jitney driver drove him to a hospital. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he died days later. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JULY 30—James Williams, a 36-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was found shot to death with multiple gunshot wounds in his home on Saltsburg Road in Penn Hills. Williams had reportedly been involved in heavy drug activity. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

JULY 31—Karrie Linnen, a 17-year-old Black female from Clairton, was fatally shot when a group of teens were hanging out in a garage behind a Park Avenue home in Clairton. They had allegedly been drinking, playing cards and listening to music when someone pulled out a gun to show off. The semiautomatic went off, hitting Linnen in the chest. She was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where she later died. Gerron Chaney has been charged with homicide and reckless endangerment. He is awaiting trial.

August Homicides (9)

AUG. 5—Chris Michaux, a 19-year-old Black male from the North Side, was fatally shot in the 2600 block of Leland Street, of the North Side, after his mother had been shot on another street in the area. His 12-year-old sister, Jolesa Barber, had been shot in 2008. Michaux was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 14—Darius Grimsley, a 29-year-old Black male from the North Side, was found fatally shot and killed at the intersection of Alpine and Garfield Streets after authorities responded to a report of gunshots. He was lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the right of his chest. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 14—Antwan Leake, a 19-year-old Black male from Hazelwood, was found shot to death in the kitchen in the residence at 315 Rochelle St., in Knoxville. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Jerod Cager has been charged with the shooting death of Leake, along with, persons not to posse a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is currently awaiting trial.

AUG. 15—Jason Daniel Jr., an 18-year-old Black male from Knoxville, was found shot to death in a car at the intersection of Mathews Avenue and Romeyn Street, in Knoxville. There was also a second person shot. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 16—Donte Beasley, a 22-year-old Black male from the North Side, was shot to death in front of his residence on Rhine Street in the North Side. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 17—Stephon Smith, a 14-year-old Black male from Larimer, was found shot to death with multiple gunshot wounds when authorities responded to a call at an apartment building at 6533 Meadow St., in Larimer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 24—Dalyn Jones, of East Liberty, was fatally shot outside of the McDonald’s restaurant on Frankstown Road, in Penn Hills, during a shootout in the parking lot. The incident is reportedly the result of a marijuana deal gone bad. Jones was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. Akeem Willie has been charged with criminal homicide, robbery, endangering the welfare of another person and weapons. A second unidentified suspect has been arrested. Willie is awaiting trial.

AUG. 28—Adrian Smiley, a 20-year-old Black male from McKeesport, was fatally shot in the trunk during a drive-by that occurred while sitting on a porch in Harrison Village of McKeesport. He was taken to McKeesport Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

AUG. 28—Elaina Davis, a 57-year-old Black female from Pittsburgh, was found burned in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Colwell Street in Uptown. She had reportedly been homeless. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPTEMBER HOMICIDES (7)

SEPT. 7—Michael Weismantle, a 26-year-old White male from the North Side, was fatally stabbed in the torso at a residence in the 900 Block of Kirkbride Street on the North Side. He had been driven to the police station and then taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he died. He had reportedly been accompanying a female to retrieve some items when a dispute broke out with two other males. Another person trying to break up the fight was also stabbed. Alex and Bryan Osborne are charged with criminal homicides and criminal conspiracy. Bryan Osborne is also charged with aggravated assault and possession of instruments of crime. They are currently awaiting trial.

SEPT. 9—Timothy Harris Jr., an 18-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was fatally shot multiple times and died in a building at 1611 Sandusky Court in Fineview on the North Side. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPT. 8—Carol Yeckel, a 74-year-old White female from West Deer Township, was found shot to death, along with her husband, inside their home in the 100 block of W. Starz Road, in West Deer Township. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPT. 8—James Yeckel, a 74-year-old White male from West Deer Township, was found shot to death, along with his wife, inside their home in the 100 block of W. Starz Road, in West Deer Township. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPT. 12—Devien Wheeler, a 20-year-old White male from Hazelwood, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at 205 W. Elizabeth St., in Hazelwood, when authorities arrived after a call for shots being fired. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPT. 26—Phillip Harrison, a 26-year-old Black male from the Hill District, was fatally shot in the face and back near the intersection of Chauncey Drive and Bedford Avenue in the Hill District in the middle of the day. Harrison was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

SEPT. 27—Dwayne Threet, a 36-year-old Black male from the Hill District, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Wylie Avenue near Chauncey Street in the Hill District. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

OCTOBER HOMICIDES (3)

OCT. 4—Daryl Massie, a 19-year-old Black male from the North Side, was found in the street in the 100 block of Locust Street in Mt. Oliver. He had multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He had allegedly been ambushed by gunfire. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

OCT. 6—Robert McGhee, a 25-year-old Black male of the North Side, was found shot multiple times inside his vehicle in the 800 block of Edgar Way, in McKees Rocks, after dropping off his children at their mother’s house and visiting a friend. When authorities arrived at the scene the car was still running. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

OCT. 14—Justin Charles, a 27-year-old Black male from Clairton, was fatally shot when he and two other individuals were at a home in the 3100 block of Miles Avenue, in Clairton, and an argument broke out. Charles was shot and the others were reportedly seen running away. Drugs are believed to have played a role. Gary Smith and Eugene McMiller are charged with homicide, criminal conspiracy, robbery, recklessly endangering another person and a firearms violation. They are currently awaiting trial.

NOVEMBER HOMICIDES (1)

NOV. 14—Joseph Boone, a 38-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was fatally shot in the chest in the 2100 block of Bentley Drive in the Hill District, when two men allegedly chased and shot him. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. Boone was able to name his shooter before he died. Kevin Morgan has been charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy. He is currently awaiting trial.

November Update:

NOV. 23—Frank Mancini, a 61-year-old White male from Stowe, was found dead in his bed in his home on Euclid Avenue in Stowe. No one has been charged; the investigation is still ongoing.

NOV. 26—Olivia Johns, a 25-year-old Black female from Homewood, was fatally shot in the head in the 1000 block of Gerritt Street in Homewood. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

Mancini and Johns were not included in the November homicide listing because their names were not given by a supervisor at the Office of the Medical Examiner when contacted for confirmation of the month’s homicides.

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