Authorities identify man fatally shot in Mt. Oliver Borough
By Aaron Aupperlee
Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 10:15 a.m.
An ongoing feud in Mt. Oliver Borough may be tied to a man's death, Allegheny County homicide detectives said.
LeRico Montae Morgan, 27, was shot on Thursday night on the front porch of his Onyx Avenue home and died inside the house, Lt. Andrew Schurman said. Detectives believe someone in a dark sport utility vehicle, possibly a Ford, drove by the house and shot him.
The Medical Examiner's Office said Morgan was from Beltzhoover, but Schurman said there were signs he was living in the Onyx Avenue home.
Police have made no arrests and have no suspects.
Morgan had several past drug-related charges, according to court records. In 2007, he was charged in the hit-and-run death of Raymond Jones, 51, of Mt. Oliver. Morgan was accused of hitting Jones and fleeing the scene before returning with his father.
He pleaded guilty in 2008, according to court records.
County homicide detectives are investigating whether Morgan's death is connected to a shooting that happened about 20 minutes later in Carrick. A black SUV was shot several times at Route 51 and Whited Street, according to a police report.
A man inside the vehicle, Raymont Hopkins, 21, was grazed in the back by a bullet. Hopkins of McKees Rocks refused medical attention.
City police arrested one man in the SUV on two warrants. They did not identify the man or specify the charges. Three other men in the SUV, including Hopkins, will be charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana, police said.
Aaron Aupperlee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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