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Police Identify 2nd Suspect In Art Student’s Death

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(Photo Credit: Allegheny County Police Department)

(Photo Credit: Allegheny County Police Department)

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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