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Former Woodland Hills football star shot to death in Wilkins Township

WILKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 19-year-old man was found shot to death early Sunday morning on a remote road in Wilkins Township, Allegheny County police said.

First responders were dispatched shortly after 3 a.m. when someone called 911 to report that the man was lying face down on Lougeay Road, police said. Two people who found him performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Jeremiah Jones, of Turtle Creek. He was shot several times.


Evidence indicates that Jones had arrived at Lougeay Road in a vehicle and was shot where he was found, according to investigators.

Jones was a football star at Woodland Hills, and he graduated in 2016. He was heavily recruited by schools such as West Virginia and Pitt.


Jones decommitted from West Virginia after verbally committing in 2014.

Jones' older brother, Paul Jones Jr., posted a screenshot of a Facebook post on Twitter following the death of his brother.

Paul Jones Jr. played collegiate football for Penn State and Robert Morris before graduating in 2014.

Channel 11 checked with police who say there have been no new leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at 412-473-1300.

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