Duquesne Man Dead Following Shooting

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

A Duquesne man died Monday morning following a shooting inside a bar on Kennedy Avenue.

Donnell Demery, 54, died of gunshot wounds to the torso and left leg, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Duquesne police said they were called to the shooting around midnight on Monday at the 1313 Bar. Officers and paramedics arrived and found the victim, identified as Demery, bleeding badly.

A tourniquet was applied to one of his wounds in an attempt to stop the bleeding and he was taken by ambulance to UPMC McKeesport hospital, where he died about an hour later, police and the medical examiner's office said.

A second person was injured in the shooting but fled before emergency personnel arrived, Duquesne police said.

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said in a prepared statement that investigators believe that Demery was arguing with another person inside the bar when the other person pulled out a handgun and shot him repeatedly.

He asked anyone with information concerning the incident to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous, he said.

Originally published August 13, 2018.

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