2 more suspects in custody for Waterfront killing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Dravosburg fire chief suggests establishing emergency business database
- Local Catholic Schools Week celebrations include fun activities, community service
- Lincoln roadway reopens ahead of schedule
- West Mifflin plans to undo 2nd gun restriction
- Legislators receive committee assignments
- Homestead business owner recalls similar fire 26 years ago
- Use of police body cameras increases; Whitaker explores purchase
- Rape charges against Versailles bar owner dropped in plea deal
- LifeSpan opens fitness center in McKeesport
- Southbound Mifflin Road in near West Mifflin closes as sewer work begins
- Munhall repeals its lost or stolen gun ordinance