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New Kensington police and Westmoreland County detectives arrested Charles Justin Stitt, 21, of Springdale on Friday, May 30, 2014, for his alleged role in a shooting at the Clarion Hotel parking lot on April 8, 2014. A man was found shot twice in his car behind the hotel; the victim survived.

Police seek leads

New Kensington Detective Lt. Jim Klein asks that Charles Stitt or anyone with information about the case contact New Kensington police at 724-339-7533, at Newkensingtonpolice@gmail.com or Westmore-land County Police at 724-830-3287 or 911.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
 

New Kensington police are looking for a possible witness to the wounding of a man in a car parked behind the Clarion Hotel at about 6 a.m. on April 8.

Police and Westmoreland County detectives on Tuesday said Charles Justin Stitt, 21, isn't a suspect. Stitt's last known address was in Apollo.

“He is a possible witness we need to talk with,” said county Det. John Clark. Police have deemed Stitt a “person on interest.”

The wounded man, whom police have identified only as a black man formerly of Vandergrift, has been released from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Police said he was shot once in his abdomen and once in an elbow. A small-caliber pistol was used.

The man was found inside a car behind the hotel at 300 Tarentum Bridge Road.

Earlier this month, police said they are looking for a blue Honda Accord that may have been driven by the shooting suspect. The car is described as a two-door model, probably dating from 2003 to 2008, that might have had tinted windows.

The car might have damage to its passenger door, and the driver's airbag might have deployed.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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