Police: Man killed over drug dispute in Swissvale |

Police: Man killed over drug dispute in Swissvale

A drug dispute led to the fatal shooting of a man from Elizabeth Township who was gunned down in Swissvale, Allegheny County Police said Tuesday.

The county Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as David Spahr, 51, who was shot at 5:50 p.m. Monday while sitting in his truck in an alley behind the 2300 block of Manor Avenue. “It is believed illegal drugs brought the victim to this location,” according to a statement from County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman.

Hashim Rashad, 18, whose family lives in the Swissvale area, was arrested on charges of criminal homicide and tampering with evidence, Schurman said. Rashad was awaiting arraignment in Night Court.

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