• Police: Man shot, killed in possible case of mistaken identity at Garfield home


    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police said a case of mistaken identity may have led to a deadly shooting in a Garfield home Sunday evening.

    Investigators said the shooting happened at a home on Columbo Street around 5:30 p.m.

    Police said Andre Broadie, 25, was fatally shot in the head where the alleged shooter lives with his girlfriend.

    Officers said the man who pulled the trigger went and got a gun when Broadie came to the front door.

    Broadie was pronounced dead upon medics' arrival, said Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Tom Huerbin. The two men knew each other, and the suspect was distraught when police took him to headquarters for questioning, Huerbin said.

    Police could not say for certain whether the suspect thought Broadie was an intruder.

    Neighbors said crime in their area is not uncommon. Sandra Webb said her home was broken into and she was held a gunpoint in the past, but this case has left her puzzled.

    "Don’t you think that sounds kind of strange?" Webb said. "Somebody banging on your door --  that don’t make you get no gun. And firing down and you got kids in the house? That don't make no kind of sense."

    So far, police have not filed any charges in the case. A spokeswoman said the bureau is conferring with the district attorney's office on how to proceed.

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