Man Shot, Killed In South Side Slopes

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SOUTH SIDE SLOPES (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the South Side Slopes Thursday morning.

Police were called to the home in the 2300 block of Mission Street just after 5 a.m. Crime scene investigators searched for evidence, even bringing in a K-9 officer.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the victim as 43-year-old Omar Berry.

“I was woken up by something around 4,” said Nicholas Foti, who lives next door. “I don’t know if that had anything to do with the commotion going on next door.”

Foti told KDKA’s Lisa Washington there is often loud noise coming from the second floor of the home.

“You hear the noise, weeknights, all hours of the night,” he added. “They’re constantly partying, you smell weed smoke, they sound like rough guys…If I were to put my detective mind on this, I would probably suggest that it was some sort of personal issue or confrontation that occurred based on the noise that I constantly hear there.”

Another neighbor who wanted to be identified as “Jim” said, “This is an isolated incident. You ain’t gonna see this every day.”

Late Thursday night, police identified the suspect as 42-year-old Louis Dickerson of the South Side. He’s facing charges of criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and persons not to possess a firearm.

louis dickerson Man Shot, Killed In South Side Slopes

Louis Dickerson (Source: Pittsburgh Police)

Police say Dickerson and Berry got into an argument while drinking and playing card games, and that led to shots being fired.

Anyone who has information about the deadly shooting should contact Pittsburgh Police’s Violent Crime Unit.

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