Police: Man accused of killing girlfriend commits suicide during standoff in Point Breeze



POINT BREEZE, Pa. - A man accused of killing his girlfriend Tuesday night shot and killed himself during a standoff in Point Breeze early Wednesday morning, police said.

Investigators said Anthony Brown, 51, was found inside his apartment around 4:30 a.m.

According to police, Ka’sandra Wade’s family hadn’t heard from her in a while and they were worried, so they called police.

Police said when they went to her Lowell Street apartment Tuesday night, Wade, 33, was found dead inside.

“During the investigation, officers and detectives quickly determined that her boyfriend may have been living with her and he wasn’t in the apartment,” Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said.

Once police identified Brown as the shooting suspect, they surrounded the Point Breeze building where he lived in a basement apartment about midnight when he refused to come out. Police eventually sent a robot equipped with a camera into the apartment which showed Brown had shot himself. That was confirmed about 4:30 a.m.

"We summoned SWAT and negotiators to try to resolve the situation and negotiators had a very lengthy conversation with the suspect, however he refused to come out. He implicated himself in the murder of Ms. Wade," Stangrecki said.

Wade had moved out of the apartment recently after Brown threatened to kill her, police said.

Wade’s neighbor, Breschell Veney, said Wade just got her associate’s degree and was doing her best to raise her young boy.

“I’m very surprised because they were very quiet people. I don’t know what happened or what made this happen,” Veney said.