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A 17-year-old from West Mifflin has been charged as an adult in connection with a February shooting in Duquesne.
Terril Leverett was arrested Friday by Allegheny County police and charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm by a minor. He is free on $15,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing March 13 before Allegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.
According to police reports, an unidentified 19-year-old man was shot in the 600 block of West Grant Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16.
Police said the victim approached two young men standing on the corner and began talking to them. During the conversation, one of the young men — identified by police as Leverett — pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times, then fled the scene.
The victim drove himself to a local hospital and is recovering from his injuries, said county police homicide Lt. Venerando Costa.
County detectives and West Mifflin police arrested Leverett at his home Friday without incident, Costa said.
Originally published March 02, 2020.