PITTSBURGH - A man was killed in what police believe may have been a shootout in Pittsburgh’s Hill District late Monday night.
The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. on Webster Avenue, officials said.
According to police, officers told emergency dispatchers they found spent shell casings around a car stopped in the middle of the road. A man was found lying nearby with a gunshot wound to the back, and was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital in critical condition.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Andre Roberts, 23, of the Hill District. Doctors pronounced him dead at 11:23 p.m. at Mercy.
Investigators said two people were in the car with Roberts when he was shot.
Channel 11 News talked with Roberts’ brother, Rushan Roberts, on Tuesday. Rushan Roberts said his brother served as somewhat of a father-figure to him.
“He was more than just a brother. He was like my best friend and my protector,” Rushan Roberts said.
Rushan Roberts said his brother was just married in April, and he and his wife Marissa have a 4-year-old son together.
“He never worried about himself at all. He was always worried about other people. His family was first,” Marissa Roberts said.
Rushan Roberts said he just signed a letter of intent to play college basketball, and he credits his brother for his success.
“They took the wrong one. They probably didn’t even know his name when they shot him. They probably didn’t even know his story. They took a father,” Rushan Roberts said.
No have been made and the incident remains under investigation.
“You may be able to hide from me, but you can’t hide from God. There are always consequences,” Marissa Roberts said.