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Man arrested for shooting driver in April confesses to killing man over weekend

PITTSBURGH — A man arrested Tuesday for shooting a driver on Route 65 in April has also been charged with killing a man over the weekend, police said.

James Glenn, 29, was taken into custody at his home in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood in connection with the shooting of a man who was driving on Route 65 on April 9. The wounded 27-year-old victim then crashed his vehicle near the West End Bridge.

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The victim was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his neck, officials said. He now uses a wheelchair.

Charges against Glenn in the Route 65 shooting include attempted homicide.

Photo courtesy: Allegheny County Police

Over the weekend, detectives noticed the same Chevrolet Impala from the Route 65 shooting near the scene of a deadly shooting in Sheraden, police said.

MuJahid Hanif was found shot to death Saturday on Hillsboro Street. Glenn is charged with homicide in his death, according to a criminal complaint.

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Police said Glenn confessed to both shootings after they used surveillance footage from cameras in McKees Rocks, Stowe Township and PennDOT cameras in the West End to connect a black Chevrolet impala to both crime scenes.

According to the criminal complaint, Glenn told police several different stories as to why he went to Hanif's house.


After shooting Hanif, Glenn told police he dumped the spent shell casings while he was driving. He then parked at the West End Overlook for about 20 minutes before driving home, the complaint said. Police said the same gun was used in both shootings.

Hanif's relatives told Channel 11 he was murdered because he had asked Glenn to return his dirt bike, which police found at the suspect's house in pieces.