ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Police have been trying to figure out who shot a decorated Marine veteran along the street in his western Pennsylvania hometown.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sjavante Gilliam was found shot to death before 7 a.m. Wednesday in Aliquippa.READ MORE: Police Chase Ends On Route 28 After Shooting And Carjacking In Larimer
A Marine sniper who served in Afghanistan, Gilliam received a Purple Heart for being wounded in that country in 2010.
Police were still awaiting autopsy results, but have been treating the shooting as a homicide.READ MORE: Emergency Officials Respond To Head-On Crash In Westmoreland County
They haven’t announced or charged any suspects and were hoping neighbors and any surveillance video from the area might offer clues.
Gilliam has two children and was well-known in the city about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for his work as a youth football coach.Workers In City Of Pittsburgh Will Continue To Get COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
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