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City Man Held in June 4 Wilkinsburg Slaying

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News | July 08, 2019 | The Tube City Almanac

A man wanted in connection with a June 4 homicide in Wilkinsburg was arrested Monday morning by McKeesport police.

Triq P. Price, 39, is charged by Allegheny County police with homicide, robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Price is currently being held without bail in Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing July 19 before Allegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.

Separately, McKeesport police also have charged Price with unlawful possession of a firearm.

County police allege that early on the morning of June 4, Price shot David Herbin, 49, in the head during a robbery inside a home in the 1800 block of Laketon Road.

Herbin died at the hospital of his injuries about an hour later, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.

According to a criminal complaint Price, Herbin and several other people were partying and using drugs at the Laketon Road house when Price produced a handgun and demanded the other participants give him their money.

Although Herbin gave Price his money, police allege that Price shot Herbin and then fled.

Court records indicate that Price was arrested in January for allegedly violating the terms of his probation from a previous arrest and conviction. He served 115 days in jail, officials said.

A native of New York, Herbin left behind a daughter and three grandchildren. Court officials said that at the time of his death, Herbin was awaiting trial on drugs and weapons charges filed by Wilkinsburg police in connection with incidents in May and September 2018.

Originally published July 08, 2019.

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