Police Identify 2nd Suspect In Art Student’s Death

MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – Police have identified a second suspect in the murder of a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

According to police, the second suspect has been identified as Shilee Dixson, 17, of McKees Rocks.

He is believed to be the shooter in the case and is facing charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and other firearms violations.

This development comes just hours after officers picked up 19-year-old Taivon Cunningham of the city’s Beltzhoover neighborhood.

He was arraigned early Tuesday morning and was denied bail.

Both suspects face charges in the death of 20-year old Malachi Urbini, who was shot in McKees Rocks early Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, the shooting may have been the result of a drug deal in which Urbini was trading an iPod and an iPad for heroin.

Police believe Cunningham orchestrated the drug deal and lured Urbini to an alley where the shooting took place.

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  • adda boy

    heroin kills more ways than one

    • johnny69

      did you all see how arrogant the shooter was today? Raised on our welfare dollars this is what you get.

      • kitty18

        First off im pretty sure no one commenting know the people or the truth behind the story so u shouldn’t speak on it. Secound, welfare is caused by the power, money hungry government that wanted to destroy they shooters life anyway. You should have been raised by welfare dollars i bet u would shoot some one over money or something worth mone as well!!!

      • mzzz.. head buzza

        ha.. chill its all of their falt cause your lil friend should have never been outt there gettingg themm. drugsss

  • Thomas J Duttine

    Surprize, Surprize!

    • Sad


  • Emily

    Surprise surprise?!?!?!

    This is someones child, and friend.

    People are disgusting.

    Malachi was a nice, talented and sweet person.

    What kills is children who have no parental guidence or morals,
    and are trash!!!!!

    Just because it was a drug deal doesn’t make this OK or RIGHT!!!!!!

    • Bmax

      Where were the parental guidance and morals for the kid buying the heroin? It takes 2 to tango.

      • Bmax

        One leads to the other. If you lay down with dogs you may wake up with fleas – or not at all. Drug use is as illegal as murder is. Some jail time for drugs is stiffer than the sentencing for some murders. That’s not by chance.

        I would rather have my child excel and teach her (as I did) to never use drugs. That way she will never deal with murdering drug dealers. It’s the risk you run if you want to engage in illegal drug activity.

        All in all, it’s sad that all 3 lives are now a mess.

      • Emily

        Doing drugs and Murdering someone two totally different things.

        I would rather my child be arrested for drug related charges
        than muder any day of the week.

    • Fruity

      Maybe he just wanted his fruity earrings

      • Fruity Earrings

        Judge this,Sandy

      • Sandy

        Fruity – Judge not and ye shall not be judged……

      • Sandy

        Those fruity earrings are called Gages. You see them quite often on people in the arts, musicians, etc. They look beyond what is the ‘norm.’ That’s why they are artists – they view things quite differently than most people – no reason to dis them.

      • Fruity

        More like weirdos and they are still fruity

  • Emily


  • kristy

    these kids will never learn that drugs aren’t the answer,

    • Emily

      So what youre saying is this should be a lesson learned???

      HA. just because someone does drugs does not mean they need
      to be shot and killed.

      • Bmax

        What do you mean “just” does drugs? It’s felony drug use! You can’t put the word “just” in front of any old crime to make it acceptable.

        He “just” kissed the little boy.
        He “just” broke in the house.
        He “just” robbed the cab driver.

      • kristy

        OF COURSE this should be a “lesson learned!” *DUH*

  • Brad

    What irritates me more is the fact that this art student was ambushed by these thugs! They took advantage of his weakness, and it ended in his execution. Something needs to be done with these animals besides a slap on the wrist!

    • Emily


      They should be punished to the fullest extent!

  • Trouble

    Okay this is a horrible situation. The truth of the matter is that these two thugs who killed this guy would have probably robbed someone who was just walking down the street. Its also sad that this guy did herion. I’m sure this wasn’t the first time he met shady people to feed his habit. So either way both parties are pathetic.

    • Bmax

      Agree with Trouble. If it wasn’t such a shady activity why did he need to meet at 3am in an alley?

  • AvaGrace

    People are disgusting, when your parents tell you not to ‘ride the white horse or shoot grease up your arm’ listen so that you can graduate and be a great artist not a coked up dead one. Those boys that did this look very unloved and lost this is the end of the road for them, their moms better get jobs because the welfare checks are going to stop.

  • Brad

    Obviously, you don’t know what a heroin addiction does to a person. Read Nikki Six’s book, Diary of a Heroin Addict, and you will learn first hand what a person will do to score a hit because they have no control over the desire to have heroin. Nikki Six is a Motley Crew band member, and he was addicted to it. His story is a real eye opener, so you should not judge this art student because his addiction caused him lose his life. At least he was trying to make something of himself – more than I can say for those two thugs!

    • Nikki Six

      Yes because its better to be a drugged up art student than a thug with no prospects. Its sad what America is coming to. You people have a reason for everything….

      • Corey

        Yeah, it is better. Maybe he had a problem, but he was a talented and caring individual. Yes he harmed all of us when he let his habit bring him down this road, but he has a lot to be proud of in his life despite his drug use. What to those two nappy headed idiots have to be proud of? Fathering illegitimate children, spreading venereal diseases I”m sure, selling drugs, and killing people. “Us people”? are you talking about white people? What happened here is just an example of what a lot of young black men would rather do than get a job these days.

      • Brad

        Again, read the book, and I think you will have a different opinion. I am not condoning drugs of any kind, but in reading this book, it really makes you see what can happen to a person with an addiction.

      • Bmax

        Agree 100%. If you never start, you never become an addict and you never become dead from violence with dealers. There are no victims. Only volunteers!

  • Sorry For Us All

    May God have mercy on all three. My prayers are for all of us and the future that we are entering into where children kill each other without remorse. Society is raising a whole new populace of inhumanity.

  • Huey Newton


    What Brad a functioning Junkie???? Get outta of here with Bull… Just because this junkie was white you want to make excuse for him….

    • Code 5

      @Huey Newton,

      If you are so educated and know all the facts, explain to me why we have 90% of all the murders in major cities in United States of America are Black on Black crime. Explain that “Mr. I Am Edumacated”!!!! That is a “Fact” Huey Newton. When is the last time you heard a drive by being done by a “White Boy” that you call it, in the city of Pittsburgh. Please tell me Mr Huey Newton. I’ll tell you, “NEVER” and it doesn’t happen. That isn’t a stereo type either, it’s the truth and a fact. I cannot wait to see Mr. Huey Newton’s statistics for the homicides in the city of Pittsburgh. Again 90% are black deaths. That is a fact.

      The black community needs to stand up and stop letting the gang member murderers own the streets and take back the streets from these worthless drug dealing gang members. Maybe since you are so Educated Mr, Huey Newton, why don’t you go out and teach these young bucks the right thing to do. Maybe they could get a job with you. What about that Mr. Huey Newton.

  • G..

    Who wants a dumb junky son? All that talent gone to waste.

  • johnny69

    People that do drugs are criminals. Criminals are bad people. Now do you understand?

  • jpp121

    What happened to the iPod?

  • RON O'neal

    Damn who wants to get high at 3am???

  • VC

    Just an entirely senseless situation…all that over an iPad?…I think those two just wanted to shoot their gun(s)….and, he was not too smart for meeting them at 3am…whatever the case, he is gone (sad), and now “WE” as taxpayers have to pay for the other two, to live (and die), in the prison system….good for them….something to be proud of ….geez….

  • Huey Newton


  • Huey Newton


    Another thing MOFO!! Do not judge an entire race on action of some people!!

    • cometjames

      Umm its the actions of millions of blacks, not just a few. stop being ghetto and get a normal american life u tool!!! If ppl stop acting gangsta maybe they wont be tagged as gangsta. seems simple but da hood had yet to understand what it means to be human

    • Thomas J Duttine

      If it walks like a duck……

  • cometjames

    stompin bags in an alley at 3am makes murder acceptable, sounds to me like u know a think or 2 about this. where were u that night?

    • Corey

      Thats what Im saying. Its one thing to acknowledge he was making bad decisions but making him culpable for his own death? Ridiculous. Just putting it out there, I dont see as many white drug dealers killing other people.

  • Huey Newton


    Millions??? Really…. Exactly redneck… I do work and have a great career and also educated…..Listen if you boy wasn’t a junkie… he would probably still be here… criminals hang with criminals black, white, green, yellow its all the same archie bunker

    • cometjames

      doesnt take much to get u goin does it huey? typical. love the way u come to the defense of murderes, really shows where u are at intellectually. my guess is ur education ended before 7th grade but that’s just a guess. i know mal and have every right to call it as i see it. for that matter so do u. God bless america

      • Huey Newton


        Sorry for your loss, but sometimes people have to take accountability in their own life. Did he deserve to get kill???? No way, but took he the risk for that high its a disease!! RIP

  • Corey

    Youre a pathetic small minded person for defending someone for being the same color as you. Real intelligent that you cant even look past that. Racist.

  • Huey Newton


    (You don’t see other white drug dealers killing each) wow, you don’t get out much. It happens all the time thought the country the drug business is dirty low down business it has no color…

    • Corey

      Well unfortunately murder does have a color. And I do get out much. You’d have to be in denial or just flat out stupid to not acknowledge that. Im actually dating a black person. He is ashamed and disgusted about what happened to Malachi. And if you read what I wrote, instead of what you WANTED to read, you would have seen that I said white drug dealers (and white PEOPLE in general) dont kill each other at such high rates. Black urban society is really in the toilet, which I dont necesserily blame on blacks but I do blame these murderers for their actions. So my advice to you is to not get so defensive before actually analyzing data. Have a nice day.

      • Code 5

        @ Corey,
        You took the words out of every persons mouth. You hit it right on the nail. Huey Newton needs to go back to college also. He needs to learn how to write. Too many mispelled words for such an “Edumacated” person.

  • ed

    Hang the both of them on broadway and let there bodies rot,

    • kirbyque

      sadly they will have their day in court and yrs of appeals before the needle is ready. they will get everything the law says they r entitled to. much more than they gave their victim. at 17 and 19 these idiots are beyond redemption and should have their seed wiped from the face of the earth and lord willing that will happen.

      • Huey Newton


        Death Penalty in a drug deal gone bad….. Yeah right!!! not even close… You guys are funny…. know the law

  • CrystalDiamond

    Malachi will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Despite his unfortunate addiction, he was one hell of a guy. I will not stoop to the level as most of the posts above. None of you were there, so we will never know the whole truth, so the speculations and trash talk needs to stop. Drug addiction happens in normal happy families as well as dysfunctional sad families. ~AND as well as the desire to use a gun. They were all old enough to make their own decisions and unfortunately this one was a BAD decision for all parties involved.

    • VC

      well said…such a shame…and loss….

  • China White

    No Marty you moron, the NAACP only protest the death of BLACK heroin addicts who get killed. You really are as stupid as a 5th grader

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