61 of 86 homicides Black lives… Black homicides down from last year

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November Homicides (7)

NOV. 1—Thomas Cassano, a 39-year-old Black male from Coraopolis, was shot to death in the kitchen of his home in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue in Coraopolis. He was home with his two daughters, who are believed to have witnessed the assault. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

NOV. 2—Antoin Dudley, a 35-year-old Black male from Natrona Heights, was found shot to death on the kitchen floor of a house in the 300 block of East Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover. He was allegedly shot when he and his girlfriend returned from a convenience store. They were walking up the steps when a man appeared and reportedly began to open fire on him, others who were home at the time also sustained injuries. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

NOV. 4—Jerrmie Fields, a 39-year-old Black male from Pittsburgh, was found shot to death in the street near East 19th Avenue and McClure Street in Homestead. It was reported that a surveillance camera caught the chain of events. Fields was seen exiting a vehicle when an altercation ensued with Ernest Williams. Williams is charged with criminal homicide and a firearm violation. He is awaiting trial.

NOV. 14—Jamar Hawkins, a 31-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was fatally shot while in a vehicle at the intersection of Saltsburg and Leechburg Roads in Penn Hills. Hawkins had reportedly been at a nearby Giant Eagle, when he was involved in an altercation with another male. He left and while sitting at the light at the intersection with his brother and girlfriend also in the car, another car pulled up beside them and began to fire shots. Hawkins was taken to UPMC East Hospital, where he later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

NOV. 22—Jamekia Robinson, a 33-year-old Black female from Mt. Oliver, was fatally shot in the stomach outside her home in the 100 block of Frederick St., in Mt. Oliver. She was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where she later died. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

NOV. 25—Michael Palombia, an 18-year-old White male from Mt. Washington, was found fatally shot in the neck and stomach on the sidewalk outside of the Brownsville Inn Bar in the 2500 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick. He was reportedly shot after an argument broke out between him and another male. Palombia was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. Loc Doc Vong has been charged with criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license. He is awaiting his trial.

NOV. 26—Virgil Bookert, a 50-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found dead with gunshot wounds to the head and chest inside his home on Stoneville Street in Homewood. Bookert’s body was discovered by his brother. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.

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