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Suspect in deadly Wilkinsburg home invasion identified

Michael DiVittorio
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Courtesy of Allegheny County Police
Brandon Franklin
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Courtesy of Allegheny County Police
Allegheny County Police say this photo, taken from video inside a Wilkinsburg home, shows Brandon Franklin pointing a gun during a dealy home invasion on Nov. 14.

A Pittsburgh man is accused of homicide and other crimes in connection with a deadly home invasion in Wilkinsburg last week.

Allegheny County police issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Franklin, 22.

He’s wanted for allegedly killing a 42-year-old man at a home along Woodlawn Avenue on Nov. 14. The victim was not identified.

The warrant charges Franklin with homicide, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, robbery, burglary and recklessly endangering another person.

Authorities said Franklin is known to frequent the Homewood section of Pittsburgh.

He’s described as a black man standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees him or has knowledge of his whereabouts should call 911 or the county police Tip Line at 833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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