• Suspected target of Wilkinsburg mass shooting pleads guilty in unrelated case

    PITTSBURGH - Lamont Powell, one of the survivors in the Wilkinsburg shooting massacre, will spend up to 6 months in jail following a guilty plea in an unrelated drug case.
    Our partners at Trib Total Media report, Powell was sentenced Thursday to three days to six months in jail for driving under the influence of drugs and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
    Pennsylvania State Police charged him with driving while high on marijuana, driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in Washington County in 2014.

    Authorities believe Powell, 24, was likely the target in the Wilkinsburg mass shooting that killed multiple people, including an unborn child.
    Powell was picked up by Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday in the 2800 block of Stayton Street on Pittsburgh North Side. The Sheriff’s Department’s Fugitive Squad received tips about Powell being at a house in the neighborhood. When officers knocked on the door, Powell came out with his hands up.  
    Authorities said a woman and three children were at the home at the time of Powell’s arrest. 

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