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Drugs, weapon recovered; fugitive still at large
The Allegheny County SWAT team raided a Duquesne home on Thursday night, looking for a man wanted in connection with a North Versailles Twp. homicide.
Although the wanted man wasn't found, county police arrested a woman after they said they found suspected drugs, a loaded handgun and ammunition inside the house.
Police said Erik Desean Addison, 23, of Pittsburgh remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.
Addison is one of two men accused by police of shooting into a car on Route 30 in North Versailles Twp. on Oct. 27.
That shooting killed Richard N. Littlejohn Jr., 32, of Pittsburgh's Hill District, and caused a three-car crash near Great Valley Shopping Center that injured at least five other people.
On Thursday night, acting on a tip, members of the SWAT team executed a search warrant on a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue in Duquesne where Addison was believed to be hiding, said county police Lt. Jonathan Love.
Although Addison was not at the home, Love said, police found a loaded 9-mm handgun, ammunition, suspected crack cocaine, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale.
County police narcotics detectives and the District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team obtained a second search warrant for the home and arrested Iterra Nico Maloy-Lewis, 25, of Duquesne.
Maloy-Lewis is charged by county police with possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a weapon.
She faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 21 before Magisterial District Judge Scott H. Schricker in Turtle Creek. Bond information was not immediately available Friday.
Police allege that on Oct. 27, Addison and another man, Tyrone Freeman, 22, of Homestead began following and then shooting at Littlejohn’s car as he drove west toward Pittsburgh on Route 30.
At least one shot struck Littlejohn in the head, according to an autopsy performed by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police said Littlejohn's car then collided with the vehicle in which Addison and Freeman were riding, sending both cars out of control and into the eastbound lanes of Route 30, where they struck a third car head-on.
Freeman was injured in the wreck and was arrested at the scene, but Addison fled, police said.
Addison is wanted on charges of homicide, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, recklessly endangering other persons and carrying a firearm without a license.
He was described by police as a black male, 6-feet-6-inches tall and weighing 260 pounds. County police said anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 9-1-1 immediately, or the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Freeman is charged with homicide, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering other persons and carrying a firearm without a license.
He is currently being held without bond in the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing Jan. 24 before Allegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, court officials said.
Originally published January 10, 2020.