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Homestead Man Dies Following Versailles Ave. Shooting

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
October 17, 2019
Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police have released these surveillance camera photos of two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting at the Family Dollar on Versailles Avenue. (Allegheny County police photos)

A Homestead man died after being shot Thursday morning during a dispute in a store on Versailles Avenue.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Dwayne Fuller, 24, died at a hospital about an hour after he was shot at the Family Dollar store in the 3000 block of Versailles Avenue.

Allegheny County police Sgt. Venerando Costa said detectives are reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify the persons responsible for Fuller's shooting.

Police said Friday afternoon that they now believe robbery was the motive.

Police said the incident happened at around 11 a.m. when two men got into an argument with Fuller inside the store. McKeesport police and paramedics arrived to find Fuller bleeding from apparent gunshot wounds to the torso.

Costa said the three men were struggling when Fuller was shot. The other two then fled the scene, he said.

Fuller was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m., officials said.

The men who fled are described as black males who were wearing dark-colored, hooded sweatshirts.

On Friday afternoon, county police Lt. Kenneth Ruckel released two surveillance camera photos of men wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting.

“At this time, it appears the motive for the shooting was robbery,” Ruckel said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

County police also may be reached via Twitter and Facebook.

Originally published October 17, 2019.

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