By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITCAIRN (KDKA) – Monroeville Police arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that led to a car crash in Pitcairn on Saturday afternoon.READ MORE: 'I Thought They Were Fireworks:' Pitcairn Residents Recall Moments Before Shooting And Car Crash
According to police, Garrett Cogdell was taken into custody near Sugar Camp Park.
Police had been told a man fitting Cogdell’s description had been seen running from the area of the shooting.
Once at Allegheny County Police Headquarters, Cogdell told police that Donte Broadus, the man killed in the shooting, had been physically violent to Cogdell’s family in past and had threatened him over the phone earlier in the day on Saturday, saying he would come to his home and kill him.READ MORE: Police: Man Dead, Woman In Critical Condition After Shooting And Vehicle Crash In Pitcairn
Cogdell saw a car traveling on 3rd Street toward his home at a high rate of speed and that Broadus began firing a firearm at him.
Cogdell then told police that prior to Saturday’s incident, he had been keeping a firearm in his garage and once Broadus began shooting, Cogdell got the firearm and shot back.
He fired several shots at Broadus’s car, ultimately killing him.
Due to Cogdell’s criminal history, he was not legally allowed to own a firearm.
Cogdell is facing a charge of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
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