JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) – A man has been arrested in connection with the 2016 murder of a motel owner in Jefferson Hills.
According to Allegheny County Police, Derrick Gallaway, 61, was wanted in the murder of Denhad Taiedi, 78, during an attempted robbery at the Jefferson Hills Motel.READ MORE: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week
Taiedi was shot and killed in the office of the motel.
Allegheny County Police used DNA to trace Gallaway to the state of California. As a result, the United States Marshall’s service was enlisted to help find Gallaway.READ MORE: Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot
On Monday, the U.S. Marshall’s Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force learned Gallaway was at a hospital in Sacramento.
He was taken into custody without incident and will now await extradition.MORE NEWS: Local Providers Committed To Distributing Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Despite Reports Of Shortages
Gallaway is facing a list of charges including, homicide, robbery, weapons violations, theft and tampering with evidence.