• Man arrested in deadly shooting over parking

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    HOMESTEAD, Pa. - A parking dispute likely led to a shooting that left one man dead and another man wounded Thursday afternoon in Homestead, according to police.

    Neil Chandler, 42, is suspected of shooting the men just before 5 p.m. in the area of West Oak Street, authorities said early Friday morning. He was arrested and charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and firearms violations.

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    Investigators determined the two victims, 39-year-old Calvin Walker and a 40-year-old man, were together when they were shot by Chandler.

    Both victims were taken to a hospital. Walker died from his injuries. The 40-year-old man was treated and released.

    According to a criminal complaint, Chandler fired the shots because he was mad that cars were blocking West Oak Way as a family gathered after a funeral.

    Neil Chandler
    Allegheny County Police

    “I have a daughter that walks home from work and she was to walk toward some of these ways, and she was the one communicating to us about the scene, how chaotic it was,” Kelli Freeman, a neighbor, said. “It bothers me because, at the end of the day, I have children that have to grow up around here.”

    Officers from several neighboring communities responded to the shooting. At several different points, officers had their guns drawn and pointed toward a house.

    Homestead Police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone said a man who police wanted to question was hiding out nearby.

    We had information that a possible suspect may have run into a house. We did check one house and led it to another house. Blood was on the gate, on the fence. We had information that there was a person in there," DeSimone said.

    Officers got on a loudspeaker, telling the man inside to come out. Eventually, Chandler came out and went straight into a police car.


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