STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a shooting left a mother dead and her daughter critically injured in Stowe Township on Wednesday.
According to police, the incident happened around 7 a.m. inside an apartment building in the 1100 block of Island Avenue. Neighbors said the shooting happened in a third floor unit in building 1116.
When police arrived, they found a 39-year-old woman dead inside. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies her as Dolores Williams. Her 15-year-old daughter was also shot. The girl was transported to a local hospital in critical, but stable condition.
The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Jamar Allen. He was found dead inside his car in the 500 block of Cora Street in Homewood Wednesday afternoon.
According to sources, Allen was the ex-boyfriend of the 39-year-old woman. He died of an apparent suicide.
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Police had been searching for Allen even before the shooting because he was wanted on a rape charge.
Police say the woman and her daughter lived in the Stowe Township building.
“We’re asking for anybody who was in the area to call Stowe Township Police or the county police,” said Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman.
Residents did not want to talk to KDKA-TV on camera, but some said they heard the shots.
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The Stowe Township police chief said officers have responded to the building before.
“Off-hand, I believe we may have had some domestics. I have not checked our records system to see if that’s the case. We have been there for other incidences. I’m not sure if these two were related to anything else there,” said Stowe Twp. Police Chief Matthew Preininger.