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Police Arrest Suspect In Deadly Hill District Shooting

(Photo Courtesy: City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

(Photo Courtesy: City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police say they have made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting earlier this month in the Hill District.

According to police, 19-year-old DeShawn Lee of Terrace Village was taken into custody Saturday afternoon during a traffic stop.

Police say an officer who was patrolling the Hill District area spotted Lee in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lee last Thursday in the Oct. 1 shooting death of 47-year-old Edward Sanders along a walkway on Bedford Avenue, investigators said.

According to police, Sanders was shot in the head after becoming involved in a verbal altercation with several males. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Lee is facing charges of criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license.

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