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UPDATE: Suspect Sought in Maple Street Shooting

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
October 04, 2016
Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Updated: Oct. 5 with suspect's name and arrest warrant.)

A 22-year-old Pittsburgh man currently on probation after pleading guilty to drug charges is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on McKeesport's Maple Street.

Derrick Means (above) is considered armed and dangerous, McKeesport police said Wednesday, and Allegheny County police have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Means is wanted in connection with the death of Ronald Means, 29, of Pittsburgh's West End. McKeesport police responding to a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired just after 9 p.m. Monday found Carter lying on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Maple St. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Means is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, with his hair in dreadlocks. McKeesport police said he was last seen driving a dark colored Dodge Magnum with Pennsylvania license plate number KDE-1979. The vehicle also has an "Uber" sticker in the front windshield, police said.

McKeesport police said anyone who sees Means should call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information that may lead to an arrest is asked to call Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-1300 or McKeesport police at (412) 675-5015. Callers can remain anonymous.

Allegheny County court records indicate that Means was arrested by Mt. Oliver police in November 2015 on drug offenses and related charges. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and was sentenced in August 2016 to five years' probation, 200 hours of community service and fines.

Originally published October 04, 2016.

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