A father who lost his 23-year-old son in an East Carnegie shooting Sunday said he is determined to clean up the city's streets.
Police said Maleek Grissom was shot and killed around 3 p.m. Sunday on Noblestown Road.
His father, Earl Baldwin, said he and his wife, Troi Baldwin, were in church when they learned of their son's death.
"Maleek is not going to die and we not do something about it. So today I stand here before you all and tell you I'm going to fight," Baldwin said.
Witnesses said Grissom and several other men started arguing. One of the men involved then pulled out a gun and fired several shots.
Grissom was shot in the chest, and officials said he died minutes after arriving at UPMC Mercy Hospital.
"I'm fragile myself from what happened to me and my family," Baldwin said. "How am I not supposed to explode out here when I can't get the help that I need trying to save these kids from themselves?"
Police briefly handcuffed Baldwin at UPMC Mercy hospital Sunday after police said the distraught man created a disturbance and interfered with doctors trying to treat Grissom.
Outside the hospital, Baldwin said, "I'm tired of this, man. This doesn't make sense. Somebody needs to figure it out, whether it's Ravenstahl, Harper or whoever. They need to sit down with me because they have to answer some questions. They need to do something."
Police said they arrested Lamar Alston, 24, in connection with the shooting. Investigators said that before his arrest, Alston tried firing shots at officers, but his weapon was apparently locked.
Authorities said a surveillance camera on a nearby housing building shows Alston sprint up a ramp behind the building, toss his pistol, run across the building’s roof then enter the building.
Police officers from Carnegie, Heidelberg, Pittsburgh, Scott Township and Pennsylvania state troopers surrounded the building.
According to the criminal complaint, a K-9 officer caught Alston a short time later and stripped off his clothes in the process.
Alston is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing next week. He faces criminal homicide and other charges.
Baldwin said a fund has been set up in honor of his son and donations can be made at and Fifth Third Bank.