Police: Man arrested in fatal Wilkinsburg shooting, victim ID’d | TribLIVE.com

Police: Man arrested in fatal Wilkinsburg shooting, victim ID’d

Paul Peirce
Allegheny County Homicide Detectives
Dilon Bartifay.

A 32-year-old man was in the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh awaiting arraignment on homicide charges after shooting and killing a 46-year-old man during an argument in Wilkinsburg late Saturday, according to county police.

County homicide detectives reported Dilon Bartifay, formerly of North Versailles, was arrested shortly after the 10:25 p.m. shooting by Wilkinsburg police.

According to detectives, the victim, Gregory Lamont Blair Sr., was found shot outside of 901 Center St. after arguing with Bartifay. During the argument, Bartifay allegedly shot Blair and then walked away.

County dispatch received multiple calls around 10:25 p.m. about shots being fired on Center Street.

Police discovered the victim, who was still alive at the time, with a gunshot wound, according to a news release. He was transported UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he later died.

The county medical examiner’s office reported Blair was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:15 p.m.

Bartifay was arrested without incident.

He is charged with criminal homicide, detectives said.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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