Westmoreland Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Monessen today |

Westmoreland Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Monessen today

Paul Peirce

Monessen Police say a 26-year-old man discovered dead on a back porch early Monday had been shot in the back of his head.

Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha reported the body of Jamael Campbell, whose last known address was Pittsburgh, was discovered along Summit Avenue. Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a brief news release, police reported that they were summoned to the scene about 12:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired and discovered Campbell there with a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. His death has been ruled a homicide.

No arrests have been made, but police reported that it is an active investigation.

City police are being assisted by county detectives.

The coroner’s office reported that funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Police said more information will be released as the investigation progresses.

Staff Writer Mary Ann Thomas contributed. Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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