Man found dead in North Braddock house where attempted church shooter lives, police say

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — A man is dead after a shooting in North Braddock.

Allegheny County dispatchers say police were called to the 500 block of Stokes Avenue at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.

When police arrived they found a man who had been shot dead inside a house. He was later identified as Derek Polite, 56, by the medical examiner’s office.

Police say witnesses told them that Bernard Junior Polite lives in the house with a family member. Polite was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after state police say he tried to shoot a pastor during a sermon in North Braddock.

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At 11:20 p.m. authorities were working to get a search warrant for the house to learn more.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

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