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Arrest made in deadly Carrick shooting

PITTSBURGH — An arrest has been made in a deadly shooting that happened in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood over the weekend.

Corey Rall, 25, turned himself in on Monday on a criminal homicide charge and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.

Just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a shooting in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road.

Cole Kerns, 28, was shot and killed on the back patio of Sophie’s Saloon along Brownsville Road in Carrick.

Pittsburgh Police say Corey Rall, 25, shot Kerns once in the head and once in the chest after Kerns threw a punch during an apparent argument.

Police announced Rall turned himself in Monday after being charged with homicide.

“[It’s] devastating. The gun violence is getting out of control everywhere. Christmas is coming up, it’s about to be New Year’s, now his family has to make funeral arrangements and all that other stuff because people don’t know how to act anymore,” said Taylor Brice, who has known Kerns since they were teens.

The pair grew up together in Carrick, but Brice just recently moved away because of an increase in gun violence.

“I felt like being out of that area because of that gun violence and how bad it’s getting out there, I don’t want to end up dead or anything, so I got away,” Brice said. “I’ve probably got about four close friends left, out of probably like 20 that I grew up with.”

Kerns’ girlfriend Gabrielle Terleski shared a statement with Channel 11 which reads, “I’ve never met a more godly man. They don’t make souls like his anymore. He was so loving and giving, so strong and protective. He made an impact on everyone he met. If he loved you, you knew it. The world is a little darker without him in it.”

A Kerns family friend told Channel 11 that Kerns and Rall did not know each other.

Rall is being held at the Allegheny County Jail.

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