Police in Port Vue said an attempted home invasion led to a fatal shootout inside the home late Thursday night.
Investigators said one of the suspected home invaders, a teenager, was killed by the gunfire. Investigators have identified the man as 18-year-old George Langley Jr. of McKeesport.
Police said the incident happened just after 11 p.m. on Liberty Way.
Channel 11's Dave Bondy reported that Langley and another man, 24-year-old Taron Patterson, came to the home to steal marijuana. Bondy reported that the 62-year-old homeowner allegedly grows the drug inside his house. Police identified the homeowner as John Zyskowski.
A neighbor told Channel 11 News that when Langley and Patterson tried to get inside, there was a fight and seconds later he heard gunshots.
Police said the alleged home invaders drove themselves to a local hospital, where Langley later died.
Langley’s mother told Channel 11 News that she found out about her son’s death on Facebook. She added that her son has been out of trouble for a few years, but recently got "mixed up with another bad kid."
“It was all over Facebook that my son was shot, that’s how I found out,” Kimie Langley said. “All I know is that my son is dead. I don’t know how I’m going to bury him and I don’t know what to do.”
George Langley Sr., who said he hasn’t seen his son in several years, said his son paid the "ultimate price."
“He’s still my kid and he’s still my blood. He was named after me. Unfortunately he went the wrong way,” Langley Sr. said. “As he was getting older, he fell in with the wrong people and I couldn’t make his decisions for him. He paid the ultimate price by losing his life over something that wasn’t even worth it. Hopefully we can come together and do our grieving.”
Zyskowski and Patterson were also shot but are expected to be OK.
Investigators said they found a large and "somewhat sophisticated" marijuana grow operation in the basement of the house.
Zykowski's home was also used to shoot a scene in the film "I Am Number Four" in 2010.
Officials said Patterson is charged with robbery, burglary, among others, in connection to the home invasion and Zyskowski is facing felony drug charges.
Authorities said Zyskowski was defending himself and his home and it's up to the district attorney to decide if charges will be filed in the shooting death of Langley.