49 of 71 homicides Black lives…Time for more community action

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JULY HOMICIDES (11)
JULY 4—Jamil Lloyd-El, a 20-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest when he rang the doorbell of a residence in the 300 block of Winston Street in Hazelwood. When the owner opened the door, Lloyd-El was found on the porch. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital; where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 6—Jill Clark, a 50-year-old White female from East Deer Township, was found dead in a wooded area of Plum Borough after being reported missing days earlier by co-workers. Clark had reportedly been beaten to death with a floor jack. Tom Clark, her husband, has been charged with her homicide, along with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He allegedly fought with her, then beat her to death and then disposed of her body. He was allegedly found trying to commit suicide. He is awaiting trial.
JULY 7—Lamar Pondexter, a 36-year-old Black male from Carrick, was found shot to death at Nobles Lane and Denise Street in Carrick. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 7—James Lapford, a 34-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found with gunshot wounds on Pearl Road in Penn Hills. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital; where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 9—Robert Brooks, a 27-year-old White male from Lebanon County, was fatally shot by police in the torso and extremities after a struggle that began when Brooks allegedly broke into the home of his ex-lover and cousin’s former wife on Thorn Street in Sewickley. Police found him in the home hiding, when he wouldn’t follow their commands; they shot him with a taser. He allegedly pulled it out and grabbed for an officer’s gun when they shot him. He had reportedly had an altercation with the woman of the home earlier in the day. Involved officers have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated, which is protocol.
JULY 13—Jewell Shelby Jr., a 23-year-old Black male from the North Side, was found lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds at a playground in the 600 block of Wandless Street in the Hill District. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 16—James Fleming, a 39-year-old Black male from Homewood, was shot while working on a vehicle along Kedron Street in Homewood. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; where he died minutes later. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 16—Samantha Powe, a 30-year-old Black female from East Liberty, was found lying face down in a puddle with gunshot wounds to her body in a wooded alley on Hallam Street in Homewood. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
JULY 26—William Menni, a 58-year-old White male from McKees Rocks, was fatally shot near the William Welsh Funeral Home in the 300 block of East Park Way in Homestead after a heated confrontation broke out between him and the owner, reported a former friend and business associate. Menni was allegedly shot after he shoved the man. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital; where he later died. William Welsh has been charged with criminal homicide. He is awaiting his trial.
JULY 31—Kevin Kirkland, a 45-year-old Black male from East Carnegie, was fatally shot in the chest in the 700 block of Idlewood Avenue in East Carnegie after an argument erupted over a television set. After the argument escalated to a fight, Kirkland was shot. Aaron Israel has been charged with criminal homicide. He is awaiting trial.
JULY 31—Derrick Lyman, a 24-year-old Black male from East Hills, was found fatally shot on the first floor of his apartment building at 2103 Park Hill Dr., in East Hills. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; where he later died. Rayshawn Williams has been charged with Lyman’s death. He is awaiting trial.
AUGUST HOMICIDES (9)
AUG. 1—Augustus McClain, a 36-year-old Black male from Lincoln-Lemington, was found by authorities with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, torso and arms while sitting in the driver’s side of a parked blue Ford Escape at the corner of North Murtland and Mt. Vernon streets in Homewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
AUG. 3—Zachary Sheridan, a 24-year-old White male from Bookline, was fatally shot in the neck on South Bouquet Street near Sennott Street in Oakland after an altercation broke out between his group and another group in the 3900 block of Forbes Avenue, outside the Original Hot Dog Shop Inc. Sheridan’s group began to walk away, when the other group followed, causing another altercations. A fistfight ensued, after a few punches were exchanged, Sheridan and his group began to runaway, when a male from the other group fired a gun. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; where he later died. Isiah Smith has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person. He is awaiting trial.
AUG. 11—Darren Smith, a 34-year-old Black male from Beltzhoover, was fatally shot in the chest outside of his home in the 400 block of Sylvania Avenue in Beltzhoover. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital; where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
AUG. 14—Jessica Miller, a 31-year-old White female from Beltzhoover, was found strangled to death outside of her apartment over the One Higgins Street bar in Etna, allegedly by her boyfriend Victor Dinino. He is charged with criminal homicide and is awaiting trial.
AUG. 15—Anthony Wilson, a 24-year-old Black male from Larimer, was found at the bottom of the stairs with multiple gunshots at a residence at 529 Lowell Street in Larimer. He was visiting the residence when an unknown person opened the door and began firing shots. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
AUG. 22—Laurin Edwards, a 19-year-old White female from Shaler Township, was found shot to death in her room of the Winterset Drive home she shared with her family in Shaler. She was allegedly killed by her father, James Edwards. He also shot his wife, Charlene Edwards, and 21-year-old son Jimmy Edwards and then killed himself. Charlene and Jimmy are expected to recover. No motive is known.
AUG. 22—Jana Randolph, a 49-year-old Black female from McKeesport, was found shot multiple times at close range inside of a crashed vehicle in the 2300 block of Riverview Street in McKeesport. Randolph’s cousin, Carlos Hudson, was also found shot to death in the vehicle. The motive is unknown. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
AUG. 22—Carlos Hudson, a 41-year-old Black male from McKeesport, was found shot multiple times at close range inside of a crashed vehicle in the 2300 block of Riverview Street in McKeesport. Hudson’s cousin, Jana Randolph, was also found shot to death in the vehicle. The motive is unknown. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
AUG. 31—Ryan Beal, a 27-year-old White male from Swissvale, was found shot to death outside of his apartment building in the 7400 block of Duquesne Avenue in Swissvale. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

 

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