• Police: Officer shoots, kills man who fired gun in midst of homicide investigation

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    PENN HILLS, Pa. - An arrest was made in the shooting death of a young man found dead in a car in Penn Hills.

    Myzle Ford, 15, is charged with homicide, robbery, conspiracy and weapons violations.

    Police said he's responsible for the death of Joshua Antonio Makhanda-Lopez, 30, who was found in the driver's seat of a Chevrolet Impala at the Sharon Court Apartment Complex at the intersection of Frankstown Road and Graham Boulevard. He had been shot in the head.

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    During the investigation, witnesses told police two people wearing red clothing were seen running from the shooting scene in the direction of a home in the 9200 block of Frankstown Road, police said.

    Detectives and police officers went to the home and spoke with the homeowner, who told them there were four young men inside, according to investigators. When the homeowner asked the four young men to come outside, three of them did.

    One of the men who exited the home was identified as Ford. The house belonged to his mother, police said.


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    After getting permission from her, police searched the home and found the fourth young man hiding in the basement.

    Police said the young man fired a weapon at a Penn Hills police officer and charged at the officer, who returned fire. The young man was hit at least twice and was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said.

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    The Medical Examiner's Office identified the young man as Onaje Dickinson, 20, of Pittsburgh.

    Allegheny County Police are investigating. The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will review the case when the investigation is complete.

    Here's a map showing the area where police were investigating:


     

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