SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) — Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed another man in the South Side Slopes on Monday.
Pittsburgh Police said 21-year-old Amasa Lamont Camp was taken into custody Friday night for the shooting death of 22-year-old Shawn Brandon.
Officers were sent to Esop Way on Monday in response to a 911 call about a man being shot. When they arrived on the scene, they found Brandon suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to a criminal complaint, four witnesses were at the scene at the time of the shooting. Witnesses told police they saw Brandon leaning in the driver’s side window of a red car, then heard a gunshot and saw the vehicle driving away.
Brandon then ran towards the witnesses, yelling, “He shot me, he shot me,” and collapsed.
Police say in the 911 call, a witness can be heard asking the victim, “Do you know who did it?” and Brandon allegedly said, “Amasa Camp.”
A detective working on the investigation was familiar with Camp from previous investigations in the Pittsburgh area.
Camp had two outstanding arrest warrants at the time of the shooting, and police say he did not have a valid concealed carry firearm permit.
Camp is facing charges of criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license.