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Two men arrested for slaying of Knoxville man

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Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:42 p.m.
 

City police arrested two men late Friday for the shooting death of a Knoxville man.

Police charged Khamal Fooks, 18, and Rayshon Shields, 21, with homicide, robbery and conspiracy charges for the death of Roger Griffin, 54. Court records identify Fooks and Shields as being from Pittsburgh, but give no address.

Shields, Fooks and Griffin were inside a Knoxville home shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday, and Griffin wanted to buy heroin, according to a police complaint. Shields and Fooks drew guns, and Shields took some money from Griffin, police said.

A witness told police that after a brief argument, Fooks shot Griffin. Police also charged Fooks with illegal firearms possession.

Police said Griffin died of a single gunshot to the chest.

Fooks and Shields remained in the Allegheny County Jail on Saturday.

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