County Police Make Arrest in N. Versailles Twp. Homicide

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A South Hills man has been charged in connection with the death of a man whose body was found July 8 in North Versailles Twp.

Darrel E. Hardy Jr., 29, was charged Thursday by Allegheny County police with criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license and tampering with evidence.

Hardy was already in jail after police accused him of setting a car fire the same day that investigators believe the victim, Zack Moore, 28, was shot.

Through the course of the investigation, county police said, they determined that the vehicle Hardy is accused of burning was the same vehicle in which detectives allege that Hardy shot Moore.

Moore's body was found just after 5:30 a.m. July 8 along East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in Dixon Hollow. He had been shot in the head, the medical examiner's office said.

Police have not disclosed the motive for Moore's murder.

Moore was previously charged with arson, causing or risking a catastrophe and felony criminal mischief. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bond on those charges.

A preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled.

Originally published July 12, 2018.

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