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: Masks No Longer Required For Vaccinated Staff, Visitors At Westmoreland Co. Courthouse
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: Body Of 20-Year-Old Colt Snyder, Missing Armstrong Co. Man, Found In Allegheny River
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.Local Police Departments Team Up To Enforce Pedestrian Traffic Laws
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