NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Police in New Castle say they have filed homicide charges after a man was shot and killed while reportedly trying to break up a fight near an apartment complex earlier this week.

Investigators say they are now searching for 24-year-old Dajuan Dawson in connection with the death of 35-year-old Zarmara Stelter early Wednesday morning.

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According to New Castle police, Dawson is facing charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and firearms violations.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100-block of Pin Oak Drive near the Crestview Apartment Complex.

Police say that according to witnesses, a crowd gathered there after a fight broke out between two women. Investigators say Stelter was attempting to break up the fight when he was wounded.

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He was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, but later died from his injuries.

The investigation continues.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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