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2 more suspects in custody for Waterfront killing

By Michael Divittiorio
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, 4:16 a.m.
 

Two more suspects were arrested on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a Point Breeze man at the Waterfront.

Paul “Los” Sanders Jr. of Wilkinsburg and Michael Wolford of Braddock, both 20, were taken into custody around 10:40 a.m. in an apartment along the 300 block of Caldwell Avenue in Wilmerding by U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.

Sanders and Wolford are accused in the killing of Imani Porter, 20, who was shot in the head during a drug deal on Jan. 11 around 8:10 p.m. in a car parked outside Steak ‘n Shake in the Munhall section of the Waterfront.

Allegheny County police charged them with criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy.

Sanders told Trib Total Media news exchange partner WPXI-11 that he feels sorry for Porter's family.

Jaron Young, 17, of Penn Hills turned himself in to authorities at Magisterial District Judge Scott Schricker's office in Turtle Creek the day after the shooting. He's charged with homicide, robbery, conspiracy and firearms violations.

Police said Porter and three other men were sitting in the car, and narcotics were found in and around the vehicle. Porter, the younger uncle of Pittsburgh rapper and hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa, was transported to UPMC Mercy, where he died.

Wolford is charged with drug violations stemming from Wednesday's arrest.

County police said a third person who was at the Caldwell Avenue residence was arrested on drug charges. No other information had been released as of presstime.

Subsequent to Wednesday's arrests, task force members recovered a quantity of crack cocaine, two digital scales and two cellphones. Officials said additional narcotics charges will be filed.

Sanders was wanted by county police for a probation violation for possession of a firearm. It is not known if the charge is connected to the homicide or arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the Waterfront incident should contact County Homicide at 412-473-1300.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office and Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office.

The U.S. Attorney's Office also participates on the force.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

 

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