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Police seek suspect in fatal Troy Hill shooting

Police are searching for Theodore Smedley, a suspected in the slaying of a Troy Hill teenager in March. Smedley is known to frequent the Troy Hill neighborhood and the eastern sections of Pittsburgh and may be driving a blue Chevy Malibu or a tan Dodge Avenger. Smedley, 20, is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has a thin build.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:21 p.m.

Pittsburgh Police are searching for an 18-year-old man suspected of being involved in a fatal shooting in Troy Hill.

Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Theodore Smedley on charges of homicide and conspiracy related to the March 24 slaying of Rasheed Strader, police said Tuesday.

Police found Strader, 18, on the ground between two parked vehicles on Goettman Street. He had been shot multiple times. Strader's family members, who live on the street, and police tried to revive him by performing CPR.

A witness, who is not identified in the criminal complaint, told police two men pulled guns and shot Strader after talking to him briefly. The witness picked Smedley out of a photo array. Police have not publicly identified the second suspect.

Police said Smedley is known to frequent Troy Hill and Pittsburgh's eastern neighborhoods. He might be driving a blue Chevy Malibu or a tan Dodge Avenger.

Smedley is black and is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a thin build.

Police asked anyone with information about Smedley's whereabouts to call the Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.

Smedley is considered to be armed and dangerous, officials said. Police warned against approaching him if he's spotted.



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