Crime Stoppers ask public to help in homicide case


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Megan Shandel, Assistant Multimedia Manager

WILKINSBURG — The Allegheny County Police Department is turning to the public asking for help to solve an August homicide case.

Officers from the Wilkinsburg Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at approximately 12:37 p.m. on Aug. 25, according to a press release. Once officers arrived at a residence on Swissvale Avenue, they found a male inside a residence suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Police later identified the victims as 22-year-old Tarue Johnson. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

A heavy-set black male dressed in all black and wearing a mask is the description a witness provided. According to police, the suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence prior to the shooting.

Authorities are eager to speak to witnesses in regards to determining a motive for the homicide.

A reward of up to $1,000 is offered to anyone sharing information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of individuals wanted for featured crimes. Callers may remain anonymous.

Police is encouraging anyone with information concerning this homicide case to call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at 412-255-TIPS (412-255-8477).