PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A suspect is now in police custody in connection with last month’s fatal shooting of a young man in Baldwin.
Officials with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old James King just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the North Side.
He is facing charges of homicide, recklessly endangering another person, tampering with evidence and other weapons counts.
King is accused in the Dec. 17 shooting of 21-year-old James Hines of Clairton. He was gunned down outside of a home in the 900 block of Angelo Drive.
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Police say Hines was shot multiple times and believe the incident may have started as an argument that turned violent.
King was arrested on the North Side Tuesday after police say he had been spotted not far from his parents home.
James Hines Sr. told KDKA he knows exactly how many days it’s been since his son was killed outside the group home where he worked in Baldwin.
“You know, it’s been 23 days. He [King] had no right to be out and about living his every day life. I’m so blessed that he is caught,” the victim’s father said.
“He don’t know how much pain he put our family through,” said Nichole Hines, the victim’s sister. “What we have to go through. He don’t know that.”
Desperate to see an arrest made, Hines’ family had offered an RV for a reward. Although King is in custody, Hines Sr. says there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
“I have no anger,” he said. “But the question I would ask him is, ‘Why did you do that? Did you hate my son that much up to that point?’ I just want to know why.”
King was taken into custody without incident and is now being held in the Allegheny County Jail.