BALDWIN, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide in Baldwin.

Around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, Allegheny County 911 received a call for a male found deceased in his home.

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Baldwin Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Vernon Avenue.

Officers discovered the victim, a 28-year old male. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Jeremy Dentel.

“It’s a shame. It’s a big loss. It’s a huge loss. We lost a good neighbor. Good friend,” neighbor Raymond Bogany said. “Good kid. I don’t understand it. This is a quiet neighborhood.”

Officers determined the death to be suspicious and requested the assistance of the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit. They believe this was targeted.

“The victim would have had to let the perpetrator in. He did not force his way into that home,” Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

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Detectives responded to the scene and discovered the victim was shot once in his home sometime after Friday, Feb. 14th, at 8 p.m., which was when he was last seen.

Investigators determined that the victim was using messaging apps until 6 p.m. the evening of Saturday, Feb. 15.

Detectives also learned that there was a heavy set while male in the area at the same time and date.

Inspector Schurman said, “We don’t know that’s our perpetrator, but it’s someone who was out of the ordinary for that evening.”

When asked if it was someone police want to talk to, Inspector Schurman said “yes.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-255-8477.

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