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Police arrest man wanted in connection with August double shooting in Clairton

| Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 2:54 p.m.

A man wanted in connection with a double shooting in Clairton was arrested Wednesday morning.

Allegheny County Police in August charged Parrish Linnen, 22, who also uses the last name Hampton, with aggravated assault, attempted homicide, robbery and other crimes.

Police said Linnen and two others opened fire on a couple as they walked home after withdrawing money from an ATM on Aug. 1.

Clairton police spotted Linnen in a vehicle about 9 a.m., recognized him and stopped the car, county police Lt. Andrew Schurman said. They arrested Linnen without incident. He is awaiting arraignment at the Allegheny County Jail, Schurman said.

A jury acquitted Linnen of killing Jody Burdette, 38, of Clairton in September 2012 after the case wound its way through the courts for five years, a witness recanted testimony and a judge threw out a taped confession. Police charged Linnen with Burdette's homicide when he was 16.

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