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Teen-Ager Charged By Pittsburgh Police in Death of White Oak Man

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
January 29, 2018
Posted in: Crime and Police News, White Oak News

(UPDATED with arrest)

A teen-ager from Pittsburgh has been arrested in connection with the murder Sunday of a White Oak man.

Melik Johnson, 17, of Northview Heights and East Liberty, was charged Monday by Pittsburgh police with homicide, robbery, criminal conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a minor in connection with the death of Devlen Neiko Prosdocimo, 24, said Alicia George, police spokeswoman.

Prosdocimo was found at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 2200 block of Wilner Drive, near East Hills Park, not far from the Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg border.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Prosdocimo was pronounced dead at the scene and appeared to have been both shot and struck by a vehicle. The death has been ruled a homicide.

Pittsburgh police homicide detectives investigating Prosdocimo's death uncovered evidence that led them to question two juveniles, George said in a prepared release.

As a result of their questioning, Johnson was charged, she said.

Police believe Prosdocimo was killed in connection with a pre-arranged marijuana deal that turned into a robbery, George said.

Anyone with information is asked to call (412) 323-7800, George said.

Originally published January 29, 2018.

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