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Man charged in connection with fatal shooting in Wilkinsburg


Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting on Monday evening in Wilkinsburg.

Borough police officers were patrolling the area where the shooting occurred at around 6 p.m. when they spotted a man in the vicinity of an abandoned building shortly before receiving a 911 call for shots fired in the 1600 block of Laketon Road.

Khalil Andrew Logan, 18, of Wilkinsburg was found with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office.

After Logan’s body was discovered, a description of the man seen near the building was broadcast to area police departments. A short time later, Penn Hills police detained a suspect not far from the scene of the shooting who fit the description.

Allegheny County homicide detectives, who are leading the investigation, charged Deshere Davenport, 18, with homicide, tampering with evidence and weapons violations.

Davenport is in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting preliminary arraignment.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or [email protected] or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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