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City Man Charged in 2020 Shooting

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
March 24, 2021
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A city man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a March 2020 shooting near the former site of George Washington school.

Kiesean Brown, 20, has been charged by Allegheny County police with attempted homicide and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond, court officials said.

Tony Griffith, spokesman for the Allegheny County sheriff’s office, said Brown was taken into custody without incident.

Brown is charged in connection with an incident that happened near the intersection of Freemont and Irwin streets in McKeesport on March 1. Allegheny County police said that three men were riding in a car at around 2:30 p.m. when someone shot at them several times with a rifle.

A 20-year-old man who was a passenger in the front seat was struck. A 13-year-old male was in the rear seat, police said.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back and was taken to a trauma hospital in critical condition, police said. His name has not been released.

The shooter was identified as a black male wearing dark-colored clothing, police said.

Following an investigation, Allegheny County police obtained an arrest warrant for Brown.

Griffith said that on Tuesday, police and the sheriff’s office developed information that Brown was in or around Duquesne and focused on an address in the 900 block of Oak Street.

Wednesday morning just after 8 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and county police detectives surrounded the home and made contact with the homeowner. Deputies asked Brown to surrender to police and he was taken into custody.

Brown is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

Originally published March 24, 2021.

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