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City Man Jailed in Duquesne Shooting

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
June 16, 2022
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man is being held without bond in the Allegheny County Jail on charges connected to a shooting Saturday morning in Duquesne.

Deandre Hawkins, 28, faces a preliminary hearing June 23 before Magisterial District Judge Richard D. Olasz Jr. after being charged by Allegheny County police with aggravated assault, simple assault, strangulation and reckless endangerment.

Police said the incident happened near the intersection of Viola Avenue and South Fifth Street, where first-responders responded to reports of a shooting. They found evidence at the scene, but no victim, police said.

A short time later, just after 4 a.m., a woman arrived at a hospital emergency room to be treated for gunshot wounds to her arm and wrist. The victim, whose name was not released by police, was treated and is expected to live.

Allegheny County police responded to assist Duquesne officers. Through their investigation, detectives said, Hawkins was identified as a suspect in the shooting.

Hawkins surrendered on Tuesday afternoon and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County police tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous.

Originally published June 16, 2022.

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