Warrants issued for 2 men in Penn Hills homicide, home invasion
Allegheny County police obtained arrest warrants for two Swissvale men in connection with an Oct. 9 home invasion in Penn Hills that left a man dead.
Aaron Evans, 35, was killed in the home invasion at 6:14 p.m. in the 7200 block of Lawton Street.
The men identified by police as suspects are Laron Howard, 19, and Laquon Perkins, 18, both of Swissvale.
Howard and Perkins are brothers, according to criminal complaints filed against the two.
They are wanted on charges of homicide, burglary, robbery and criminal conspiracy. Howard also is being sought on a weapons violation, police said.
Police are trying to identify a third man they say participated in the home invasion.
Evans’ wife alerted police about the home invasion.
She wasn’t home at the time but the couple’s daycare called her when Evans didn’t pick up their children. She checked the latest home security system surveillance videos and saw three men with guns holding Evans to the ground, according to the criminal complaints.
When Penn Hills police arrived, they found Evans dead in a hallway near the kitchen. He had been shot in the head and stabbed, according to the complaints.
The surveillance video from the home shows three men dragging Evans into the house, according to the complaints.
The house was ransacked, according to the complaints.
Police identified Perkins from the video and were able to determine that Howard was also one of the men involved, according to the complaint. Both men were on probation for other crimes, and they last lived in Swissvale, according to the complaints.
The charges were filed Friday, but they were kept under seal for 72 hours to “preserve the integrity of the investigation,” according to the complaints.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Allegheny County police tip line at 833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.
Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .