Man shot, killed in Downtown Pittsburgh Thursday; 18-year-old charged with homicide

PITTSBURGH — One man is dead and an 18-year-old is facing charges after a shooting in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Police investigate after shooting in Downtown Pittsburgh

Investigators were called to the scene just after 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Seventh Street.

When they arrived, they found a man, later identified as 23-year-old Eugene Nance, who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Police said they used surveillance video to track down two suspects on the lower North Side. Both men were detained for questioning at Pittsburgh Police Headquarters.

Thursday night, Pittsburgh police identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Erique Collington. Only Channel 11 was there as Collington was taken into police headquarters.

Collington is charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, persons not to possess a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license and tampering with physical evidence.

Our Channel 11 crews spotted officers searching a dumpster on Isabella Street on the North Side. Police were seen pulling out multiple items, including an orange and red hoodie, which were all bagged as evidence.

Four Pittsburgh Public Schools were put on a brief lockdown at the time of the incident.

Police are still investigating what led to the shooting.

Additional details about the second man detained have not been released.

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*Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a corrected spelling of the victim’s name provided by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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