OCTOBER HOMICIDES (7)
OCT. 8—Omar Islam, a 21-year-old Black male from the North Side, was shot multiple times and found dead at the inbound Homewood Bus Shelter on the East Busway, near Homewood Avenue. He had been waiting for a bus when three males approached him, attempted to rob him and a fight broke out. He was shot and his property was stolen. Authorities report that the three had collectively planned to commit a robbery. They initially attempted to use Facebook, but were unsuccessful. Then they walked to a Homewood ATM with the intention of robbing a customer, but after no one arrived, they began to walk towards the busway. Authorities have charged Jordan Bey with criminal homicide, robbery and carrying a firearm without a license, and both, Desmond Young and Jequan Frierson with criminal homicide, robbery and criminal conspiracy. They are awaiting trial.
OCT. 15—Calvin Doswell, a 30-year-old Black male from Homewood, was found fatally shot with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in the 1300 block of Oberlin Street in the Lincoln-Lemington area. Doswell was reportedly seen arguing with two individuals, when one pulled out a gun and fired shots. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 18—Donald Lowry, a 46-year-old Black male from Sheridan, was shot in the back while at JR’s Bar at 520 East Ohio St., in the North Side. He was standing at the bar when a male approached him, they exchanged words and the man pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots as Lowry tried to run away. A man was also shot in the buttocks and a bouncer, who had tried to detain the shooter, was injured when another male hit him over the head with a beer bottle. The two left. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 20—Curtis Edmonds, a 37-year-old Black male from the North Side, was fatally shot while invading the home of his ex-girlfriend in the 3400 block of Fleming Avenue in Brighton Heights. Edmonds reportedly called his ex-girlfriend and said he was coming over, in which she then said no and informed him that she had company. Edmonds arrived, forced his way into the home by allegedly punching his ex in the face and assaulting her with a firearm. He then went after her current boyfriend, who told authorities he shot Edmonds after he had pointed a gun at him. There were two children in the home at the time of the incident; they were unharmed. It is unknown if the shooter will face charges, but he did have a permit to carry and the gun was registered to him; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 20—Jasemine Morris, a 21-year-old Black female from Penn Hills, was found shot to death at a private club in the 7100 block of Kelly Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. One other was killed and multiple people were injured. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 20—Demetrius Broadnax, a 27-year-old Black male from Monroeville, was found shot to death at a private club in the 7100 block of Kelly Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. One other was killed and multiple people were injured. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 27—Nicholas Fiumara, a 49-year-old White male from Mt. Oliver, was fatally shot to death in the 100 block of Stramm Avenue in Mount Oliver. No one has been charged; the investigation is ongoing.
OCT. 29—Erin Hoey, a 45-year-old White female from North Versailles, was found dead, along with her husband, Mark Hoey, in their home in the 100 block of Thomas Avenue in North Versailles. It was an apparent murder-suicide. Mark Hoey is believed to have killed her before killing himself. Hoey’s homicide was not reported by the medical examiner for the October listing.
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.