Man Dead, Suspect Wounded In Crafton Heights Shooting

CRAFTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) – Police are searching for a second suspect after a man was shot and killed Saturday evening in Crafton Heights.

The shooting happened in an apartment at a housing complex in the 900-block of Woodlow Street.

According to police, Duerryl Whitaker, 25, of Mount Oliver was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to investigators, two suspects were seen running from the scene. One of those suspects was wounded and is in custody, but he other remains on the loose.

“I understand that security heard shots fired in the area of one of the apartment buildings and observed two males running from the apartment building,” said Commander Thomas Stangrecki, of the Pittsburgh Police. “It was later discovered that there was a male who was shot in the face in one of the apartments and he unfortunately died at the scene. He was 25-years-old.”

Officials say that the suspect in custody was wounded in the leg. He is in the hospital under police guard.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Homicide Squad at (412)-323-7161.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

  • johnnykov

    This is a good news story

  • John King

    I don’t like the new format. Please return to the old one.

  • formercitygirl

    Post Gazette says Woodlow St. . .so which was it? Woodlow or Corliss? Either way. .. looks like Greenway projects. Why not get rid of all the projects and make these people rent/buy/MAINTAIN a property the way you should.

    • anti...

      Black people will agree if the government agrees to pay them 40 acres and a mule in its value held today. Remember that order in the Emancipation Proclamation?

  • john

    @former city girl: you couldn’t be more wrong. Build more projects and keep it contained. Moving section 8 into neighborhoods is the demise of this city and forces people to sell their homes and move to the subburbs. Who wants incidents like what occurred on Woodlow St on their street and that’s what happens when you close up projects!

  • Dawn

    Wow.. Such hurtful words… Where’s the love? Not ever one is blessed to live as good as you all who are making the comments… Always remember… But by the grace of God… There go I…

  • redrock100

    this format stinks

  • a real black man

    LOL, Typical comments from a city that is more prejudice than any southern city. White people in Pittsburgh have this belief that they are above all, when in-fact are some of the least educated, ignorant trailer trash folks in this country. To make the comments I have just read confirms that. There is a bigger world outside of Pittsburgh, and I know plenty of minorities that live much better and make more significant purpose than you.

  • Dawn

    Your name should be redneck… Just remember the same compassion you show others will be what is shown you when you are in need… May God help us all!!!!!! Evil racist are around more than we know…..

  • fortune3fortunes

    most of these comments dont even deal with the fact a man is dead black or white. It also don matter where he lived. Its tragic no matter what

  • X subburb

    “looks like Greenway projects. Why not get rid of all the projects and make these people rent/buy/MAINTAIN a property the way you should.”…. There are all different kinds of ppl weather its city or country… things like this happen every were there is a man dead working man or not he is dead an all ur worried about is the projects? Like u think the ppl up here are bad? all of them? No we rise our kids just like other ppl… might not be the biggest house an best of best but we have more love for our ppl then anybody that has the best could… this coming from a girl that lived in Cranberry in the best of the best. get over urself.


    I was sadden by the comments of some the views of this blog its not where you live that is the issue he did not live in the projects I knew him the was a kool dude he did not deserve that……White and black neighborhoods experience crime it maybe different but its all the SAME color has nothing to do with it I see there alot of racist on this blog YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE and your the root of the BS today get a grip people this man has a family who mourns for their love one…..They dont deserve it!!!

  • Heather

    I went to high school with Rell (his name for short) and Iwe seen eachother all the time in Mt. Olover. We’d always say Hi to eachother and have a laugh before we went our seperate ways. We werent like best friends or anything but we knew eachother, he has 2 daughters I believe or 2 children and regardless of what situation he was in that night he did not at all deserve to be taken away. I pay my respects to Rell’s family especially his babies. R.I.P Rell, God bless you :(

  • heather

    ok first of all…hes grown as hell and dont need to be kept in the house all day, plus he should be able to go to his friends nieghborhood house and leave the same way he got there….there was no need for them to do him like that i dont care what the situation was….thats just so sad when its someone you know, even though hes in a way better place he still had a life and children and family and friends to live down here for…R.I.P. Rell

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