By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – What started as a call to ensure a firing went without incident turned into an arrest for murder.

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On Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Police got a call from the Family Dollar in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood about a shoplifting employee. The store manager told police that 22-year-old Joseph Tedder had been stealing from the store and was to be fired.

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The store wanted assurances they could terminate Tedder without any incident.

Once police arrived, they learned Tedder had fled the store.

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It was then when police learned that Tedder had been wanted in Austin, Texas for a murder during a suspected drug deal. The criminal complaint says that Tedder and two other men entered an apartment in Austin with plans to sell drugs and shortly after, gunfire rang out and a man was dead.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was then called to assist Pittsburgh Police.

After 10:00 p.m., deputies located a vehicle that Tedder was believed to be in on the 3300 block of Brighton Road.

Tedder was then found inside a home and taken into custody without incident. It is believed to be the home of his brother.

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KDKA’s Shelley Bortz went to the house to see if the brother would talk, but no one answered.