CARRICK (KDKA) — A man died after a shooting in Carrick early Sunday morning.
It happened just after 3 a.m.
According to police, officers on patrol in the area heard one gun shot, and a short time later, they received information that a man had been shot in the 200-block of Copperfield Avenue.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim in the street. He was sent to UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital just before 4:30 a.m.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s officer identified the victim as 28-year-old Donald Ketter, Jr., of Pittsburgh.
Investigators believe the victim was walking along Copperfield Avenue when he got into a confrontation with a passenger in a “ride share” vehicle.
That passenger, identified as Derek Vasos of Carrick, 37, has been arrested in the shooting.
Ketter was a member of the South Hills Misfits, a deck hockey team that plays in Jefferson Hills.
A teammate and childhood friend said he was struggling to accept the news of Ketter’s death.
“Everybody is really numb because you don’t want to believe it, it hasn’t really set in I don’t think it ever will,” he said. “That’s always the question — why, you’re young still in your twenties — it’s just a shame.”
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