WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — Police say a man was shot and killed while allegedly trying to force his way into a home in Wilkinsburg early Wednesday morning.
The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Jakeem Booker, of Braddock.
Investigators were first called to the home along Franklin Avenue, between S. Trenton Avenue and Peebles Street, around 6:30 a.m.
Allegheny County Police say Booker had been pushing his way into the front door of the home in an attempt to get inside.
“From what we’re piecing together at this point, this is possibly some type of robbery or dispute in which the individual who perished was trying to force his way into the residence,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, of Allegheny County Police.
Adults and children were inside the house at the time.
According to police, a 17-year-old boy knew Booker from “previous encounters” and knew Booker possessed a firearm.
“One of the residents of the home shot at the person at the door,” Schurman said. “It appears the door may have been opened, the person was trying to force their way in.”
The 17-year-old, who police say feared for the safety of his family, fired one round from the handgun at Booker. The firearm belonged to one of the adults in the house.
Booker was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.
Police say everyone inside the home is cooperating with authorities.