WILKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police have arrested a teenager who they say shot another juvenile multiple times during a drug deal in Wilkins Township last week.
“It’s just one of those freak incidents,” said Edward Duli.
That’s how Edward Duli, who lives just a few houses away from where a drug deal turned violent, describes a recent incident in his Wilkins Township neighborhood.
“I don’t want them to think it’s a bad township. I mean police are great, community is great. It is a good neighborhood,” said Duli.
According to police, it was a situation involving marijuana and two teenagers. Police say Shawn Frye-Culbreth met the other teen through Snapchat to purchase marijuana.
The two decided to meet outside of a vacant house along the quiet intersection of Ivy and Tongalucas streets.
While in the young man’s car, investigators say, the two discussed details on the deal.
It wasn’t long after that when the situation took a negative turn.
During the deal, police say he pulled out a gun and told the victim to “drop everything” before allegedly firing at the victim multiple times.
At that point, the teen ran on Ivy Street. Numerous shots were fired and the teen was hit multiple times. Police say another male was also spotted running and shooting towards the teen.
Frye-Culbreth then allegedly got into the victim’s car and sped away. Police were eventually able to track the car to Monroeville and tow it to Allegheny County Police Headquarters for processing.
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The victim was in critical condition but survived.
Shawn Frye-Culbreth was charged as an adult for attempted homicide, aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license and several other charges.
He was arrested on Thurday, Allegheny County Police said.
“It’s just one bad house, there are problems with it,” said Duli.