Contractor shot, killed in Homewood
An argument that erupted during a meeting to discuss work on a vacant building in Homewood turned deadly on Tuesday afternoon when a contractor known to work on dilapidated structures was shot and killed.
An associate of the dead man was alert and conscious when taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Oakland for treatment of a gunshot wound in the eye in the shooting at 4:09 p.m. at the intersection of Albion Street and Annan Way, city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.
The dead man was identified as Glenn G. Walker Jr., 39, of McKeesport, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.
Toler said the men were among at least three people discussing the construction project inside a two-story, single-family dwelling at 518 Albion St. that was to be remodeled.
There was an argument outside before the shooting occurred, Toler said.
It was not immediately clear who was involved in the shooting, but several neighbors reported hearing “a lot” of gunshots. A gun that had been fired was found next to the dead man, whose body lay in the middle of the street, Toler said. Police said he died of multiple gunshots.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call city homicide detectives at 412-323-7161.
The violence upset residents of the neighborhood, which has been undergoing extensive renovation with a dozen homes being built nearby on Finance Street. Other construction is taking place a block away on North Homewood Avenue.
“It sickens us,” said Candace Foster, 45. “That's someone's child, someone's brother, someone's father. I don't appreciate being robbed of our sense of security in our homes.”
Dartecka Woods, 40, said she rushed home from work when her daughter called to say she heard gunshots.
“It's scary. It makes me want to get out of here. Usually, the only thing we have to deal with is people running stop signs here.”
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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