By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) – A man was killed in an overnight shooting in North Braddock.READ MORE: New Developments Involving Bethel Park McDonald's Manager Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Employee
According to the Allegheny County Police Department, just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, county 911 was notified of a shooting in the 1200 block of Rebecca Avenue.
Once first responders arrived, they found 33-year-old Benjamin Dixon of Edgewood, who had been shot several times. Police tried to use CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: State Senators Grill Turnpike Officials On Lost Revenue, Suggest Border Tolls And Double License Plates On Vehicles
Police later announced that 26-year-old Robert Lawson-Johnson of North Braddock was taken into custody and charged with homicide and firearms violations.
The gunshots woke up a neighbor. He says he heard six shots. He has kids, and he says it’s nerve-wracking to think about the violence in the area.
“I looked back out the window, seen someone up the street, put on my shoes, ran up the street and I saw someone laying on the ground dead,” he said. “Just the fact that I had to witness a body on the street made me think about the children, but I’d say it is concerning because there are a lot of children, but then again, I know our police department and they’re always out here playing with the children.”MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Surge Drives Demand For Health Care, Creates Long Wait Times
Allegheny County Police homicide detectives are investigating.