Pittsburgh Man Arrested in Duquesne Bar Shooting

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

A Hill District man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in a Duquesne bar that led to another man's death.

Carl Jones, 27, was arrested on Tuesday by Allegheny County sheriff's deputies, a spokesman said. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond on charges of homicide and a firearms violation pending a preliminary hearing Sept. 9 before Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning.

Jones was wanted by county police in connection with the death of Donnell Demery, 54, on Aug. 13.

Duquesne police said Demery and another man were shot late on the evening of Aug. 12 at the 1313 Bar on Kennedy Avenue. Demery died about an hour later at UPMC McKeesport hospital of his injuries. The other victim fled before police arrived and was not identified.

On Aug. 17, county police homicide investigators identified Jones as a suspect in the shooting and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office said that prior to the shooting, Jones had been wanted since Aug. 1 on probation and parole violations related to firearms cases from the city of Pittsburgh.

On Tuesday morning, sheriff's deputies and Pittsburgh police tracked Jones to an apartment building in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh. When the occupants of the apartment refused to come to the door, police released a K9 officer. Jones surrendered without further incident, the sheriff's office said, and was transported to the county police homicide unit for questioning.

Originally published August 29, 2018.

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