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EAST HILLS (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police have been unable to track down the driver of a Ford SUV that may have been involved in a North Braddock homicide.

At the request of County Police, Penn Hills Police tried to pull over a white SUV Explorer Monday afternoon.

But, the vehicle took off and ended up crashing into a home, after striking a gas line in the front yard of the East Hills home.

“When they attempted to stop that car, it fled from them, ultimately wrecking into the house on Sunrise [Avenue] at the intersection of Robinson Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot,” Allegheny County Police Lieutenant Andrew Shurman said.

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It’s unknown if the driver of the SUV was hurt. A search of the immediate neighborhood of the crash turned up negative results.

“The car was what we were interested in, so we asked the Penn Hills Police to stop the car and the driver fled. So we’re not sure how the driver or what connection the driver has to Braddock if any, but we know he ran,” Schurman said.

County Police had said earlier said they were looking for a white SUV after a witness told them they saw someone in a white SUV shooting at a person running Sunday night in the North Braddock neighborhood where 18-year-old Ta-Sean Gray’s body was found Monday morning.

Gray was found near a grill in the backyard of a Hawkins Avenue home.

Police encourage anything with information regarding the shooting to contact the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.

Ralph Iannotti