• Arrest made in fatal shooting of man outside Wilkinsburg mosque

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    Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Wilkinsburg earlier this month.

    Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office personnel tracked Delvante Thompson, 30, to a motel on Banksville Road on Saturday morning, county police said. They arrested him without incident.

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    Thompson was wanted on an arrest warrant for the shooting of Dwayne Muhammad on May 4 outside Muhammad’s mosque on South Avenue. Muhammad was selling the Final Call newspaper when he was shot multiple times.

    A man fled the scene and entered an abandoned apartment building, sparking a SWAT standoff. But when officers entered the building, it was empty.

    Thompson is in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.


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