Allegheny County Police Make Arrest in 2019 McKeesport Homicide

Jeff Oravitz
July 23, 2020 - 12:54 pm
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    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Allegheny County Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that occurred in October of last year.

    Police arrested 18-year-old Master William Thornton and charged him with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man. The incident occurred at the Family Dollar on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport. The victim was found shot in the torso and later died at an area hospital.

    Thornton is currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment. In addition to criminal homicide, Thornton is also charged with criminal conspiracy, robbery and possession of a firearm by a minor.

    Police still trying to identify a second person they say was involved in the shooting.

    Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.  Police can also be contacted on their social media sites.

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