Police offer $1K reward for help nabbing suspect in Swissvale homicide
Police are seeking the public’s help as they investigate the shooting of a Wilkinsburg man found dead on a Swissvale sidewalk nearly two months ago.
Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect linked to the killing of Aris Barclay Vann, who died after he was shot multiple times, officials said Friday.
Swissvale police responded to a 911 call about several shots fired in the 2200 block of Woodstock Avenue shortly after 1:30 a.m. May 19. They found Vann on the ground with gunshot wounds to his chest and extremities, police said.
Police said witnesses reported hearing two men arguing followed by a series of gunshots. Then they saw one man run away.
Police describe the possible suspect as a tall, thin black man with hair in cornrow braids or dreadlocks. He was reported wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt. He was last seen running from Woodstock Avenue onto Ardmore Street with a gun in his hand.
Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.
“There is no known motive at this time,” officials said Friday.
Officials asked anyone with information to call the county police tipline at 1-833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .