65 of 91 homicides Black lives in 2013

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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.
SEPTEMBER HOMICIDES (9)
SEPT. 4—William Scott, a 24-year-old Black male from Penn Hills, was found on Aug. 26, fatally shot in the torso and right arm in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the intersection of Frankstown and North Lang Avenues in Homewood. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; where he died a week later. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
SEPT. 8—Shawn Evans, a 56-year-old White male from Bloomfield, was shot to death at Condrins Tavern, located at 4501 Torley St., in Bloomfield, after what seems to have been a drunken fight with his friend Kenneth Farnan, a Pittsburgh police officer and former marine. Evans was shot in the torso multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Farnan has been charged with criminal homicide; he is awaiting his trial.
SEPT. 9—Dayjon Parker, a 17-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found shot in the head in the backseat of a vehicle parked in the 7300 block of Formosa Way in Homewood. It is believed that Parker was shot in Wilkinsburg and then his body was dumped in Homewood. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
SEPT. 16—Derrail Roilton, a 24-year-old Black male from Braddock, was shot to death on Second Avenue in Braddock, shortly after leaving a bar in Homewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing.
SEPT. 16—Anton Smith, a 19-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found shot multiple times in the 7100 block of Mount Vernon Street in Homewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
SEPT. 17—Harold Cabbagestalk, a 40-year-old Black male, from Pittsburgh, was found shot multiple times on Sept. 16 at the Flamingo Bar on Wylie Avenue in the Hill District. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he died the next day. Cabbagestalk had once been associated with a local gang and had been charged with two murders, although he was never convicted of either. Jay Morrison has been charged with criminal homicide and weapons violation. It has been reported that Morrison allegedly shot Cabbagestalk after a dispute that had turned physical. Morrison is awaiting trial.
SEPT. 17—Andrew Stevens, a 23-year-old White male from Munhall, was fatally shot when he and another male attempted to burglarize a detached garage in the 100 block of East Eugene Avenue in Munhall. Stevens and his friend decided to enter the garage, when confronted by the owner, Stevens shot at him and the owner returned fire, hitting him. The owner is not expected to face charges; the incident is still under investigation.
SEPT. 21—Fabian Nixon, a 40-year-old Black male from the North Side, was found shot multiple times in his vehicle in the 3100 block of McClure Avenue in the North Side. He had just left Jack’s Bar and got into his vehicle when someone began to fire shots. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
SEPT. 22—Qaeed Braxton, a 36-year-old Black male from Duquesne, was found fatally shot with a gunshot wound to the chest near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Amity Street in Homestead. Braxton and his friend allegedly got into an altercation with Wilbert Keith Johnson over Johnson’s formal girlfriend, who was the current girlfriend of one of the men with Braxton. When the group left, Johnson allegedly followed, getting a gun out of his car and firing it, hitting Braxton. Braxton was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital; where he later died. Johnson is charged with homicide; he is awaiting trial.

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