The city of Pittsburgh just got a little safer, as there is now one fewer burglar than there was yesterday. I love a story with a happy ending.

Intruder shot dead by accomplice while fleeing Wilkinsburg home invasion

September 1, 2020

Allegheny County detectives said early Tuesday that an intruder in a late-night Wilkinsburg home invasion was shot to death by an accomplice.

At around 10:48 p.m. Monday, Wilkinsburg police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Penn Avenue for a reported home invasion in progress.

Police said five residents in the house — three men and two women — told them that two armed men had stopped one of the women outside at gunpoint and then forced their way into the residence.

Once inside, the intruders were confronted by two of the male residents, who were armed. One of the intruders began shooting at the residents as he fled out the front door, police said. The second intruder fled out the rear door.

Police said officers searched the area surrounding the home and discovered the body of a 29-year-old man who was wearing a ski mask on Superior Street near Penn Avenue.

Detectives from the county homicide unit called to the scene to investigate learned that the two armed residents did not return fire. Detectives said it appears the 29-year-old man was struck by gunfire from his accomplice.

The other suspect was not apprehended.

Police continue to investigate and ask that anyone with information about the incident call the county police tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

September 1, 2020. Tags: . Pittsburgh.

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