19-Year-Old Man Shot in Braddock; Suspect in Custody

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Police News

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Carrick this morning in connection with a shooting in Braddock.

Dion Parker is charged by Allegheny County police with aggravated assault and violations of the uniform firearms act and is currently being held for questioning, police said.

Emergency personnel said a 19-year-old man was shot just before 3 a.m. in the 400 block of Verona Street in Braddock. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, police said. His name was not released by police.

Allegheny County police homicide detectives were asked to assist with the investigation.

According to police, Parker was wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting and that Allegheny County sheriff's deputies learned that Parker was in the Brownsville Road section of Pittsburgh.

Deputies located Parker at 1 p.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Concordia Street, Mullen's office said in a prepared statement.

Mullen's office said that due to the new charges, Parker is in violation of the terms of his parole regarding two previous arrests on drug and forgery charges and that he will be lodged in the Allegheny County Jail pending a hearing.

Originally published October 10, 2017.

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