TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Braddock records 1st homicide in 5 years

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 7:54 a.m.
 

A man shot to death in Braddock early Monday became the borough's first homicide victim in more than five years, Mayor John Fetterman said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Derrail Roilton, 24, of Braddock. Someone shot Roilton multiple times on Second Street just after 3 a.m., Fetterman said.

Roilton died at the scene. His relatives could not be reached.

“We had a (police) car posted about a block and a half away, so we were able to respond quickly,” Fetterman said. “Unfortunately, the man was fatally wounded.”

Fetterman said it was the first fatal shooting in the borough since May 2008.

“We just got through the quietest summer in history, and then this happens out of the blue,” he said.

Police made no arrest, but investigators plan to review a surveillance camera to see whether it captured images of a suspect or suspects, he said.

“It's a terrible day for the family,” Fetterman said.

Allegheny County police did not return a message seeking comment.

Margaret Harding is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates’ 5-game winning streak ends with 1-0 loss to Brewers
  2. WVU falls short against OU
  3. Valley News roundup: Kiski Area tops FR; Kittanning breaks streak
  4. WVU notebook: Mountaineers lose another cornerback
  5. Economic powers at odds on stimulus as G20 gathers
  6. Yemeni government and Houthi rebels reach agreement, U.N. envoy says
  7. Venezuelan police chief freed from jail
  8. Penguins’ Rutherford hopes to raise Cup again
  9. Authorities in California search for 5 jail escapees
  10. District college roundup: Buechel leads Duquesne past Monmouth
  11. Paying tuition a challenge as costs skyrocket and aid varies
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.