Tattoo artist killed in early-morning shooting in Stowe
A local tattoo artist was shot after he finished giving another man a tattoo early Wednesday morning in Stowe Township, Allegheny County police said
The shooting was reported just after 2:30 a.m. at 127 McKinnie Ave.
Police and paramedics who went to the scene found the 31-year-old victim on the second floor of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.
According to county homicide detectives, the victim had just finished giving a man a tattoo on the home’s second floor. After doing so, the man pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, police said.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black male. He is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall with a thin build, sandy colored hair, green eyes, freckles and multiple tattoos.
He has one tattoo above his left eye that reads “Trinity” and a tattoo of the face of Jesus behind his right ear, police said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.
Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .