Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal McKeesport Shooting

McKEESPORT (KDKA) — A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in McKeesport last week is now in police custody.

Police arrested 22-year-old Derrick Means Wednesday night.

He’s accused in the shooting death of 29-year-old Ronald Carter last week on Maple Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Ronald Carter with gunshot wounds to the chest and other parts of his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives interviewed two witnesses who identified Means as the shooter. One witness told police he was helping Means with repairs to his car in front of the home on Maple Street. Carter arrived shortly after and began arguing with Means.

The argument was allegedly over money owed to Means. Carter reportedly told Means that the person who owed him money was in jail.

The witness said Means fired several gunshots at Carter. A second witness told police that they were inside the home on Maple Street and heard the gunshots. That witness reported looking outside and seeing a dark colored Dodge sedan leaving the area. The witness said they knew the car belonged to Means.

Police arrested Means Wednesday night at his ex-girlfriend’s home. He was a most wanted fugitive, with three outstanding warrants.

Means is being charged with criminal homicide and weapons violations. He is being held at the Allegheny County Jail.

Three people at the ex-girlfriend’s house now face charges of hindering apprehension.

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