By Lynne Hayes-Freeland

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say they have arrested a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Swissvale last May.

The name of the suspect was announced last week. On Wednesday, William Smoot, 19, was arrested by U.S. Marshalls.

william smoot Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Teenager In Swissvale Park

(Source: Allegheny County)

Smoot is accused in the shooting death of a teenager in Collingwood Park on the morning of May 18. The victim had been shot multiple times and died at the scene.

At the time of the shooting, Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said, “Swissvale police were summoned to Collingwood Park in Swissvale just after 7 a.m. by a passing motorist who saw an unresponsive male.

When they arrived, they found the body of Vallen Davies Mack, 17, face-down, with a fatal gunshot wound to the back.

Smoot is charged with homicide, robbery, reckless endangerment and other weapons violations.

He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.

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