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2nd suspect in custody, 3rd sought in fatal shooting at Homewood bar

Megan Guza
| Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 4:10 p.m.

A second suspect in the shooting death of a security guard at a Homewood bar last week turned himself in, and authorities issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect, Pittsburgh police said Monday.

Tiqwan Green, 29, of Wilkinsburg turned himself in Monday. He will be charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person and firearms violations. He is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Deion Nesbitt, 24, of Homewood early Feb. 17, according to Major Crimes Cmdr. RaShall Brackney.

Nesbitt was fatally shot while working as a security guard at the Rendezvous Phase III bar in Homewood. A second security guard was wounded when a bullet grazed her arm.

The gunfire stemmed from a confrontation and struggle with Harvey Scott, 26, who was arrested and charged with homicide the night of the shooting. He was apprehended a short distance away when he crashed a vehicle while attempting to flee the scene, according to a criminal complaint.

Police said video footage shows Nesbitt stumble to the bar after his confrontation with Scott and put his head down. Scott is then seen walking up to Nesbitt at the bar and pointing the gun into Nesbitt's side while saying something in Nesbitt's ear, according to the complaint. Scott walks away toward the door, turns and shoots Nesbitt, the complaint states.

A warrant was issued for Eric McGuire, 29, of Wilkinsburg in the shooting, Brackney said. He is charged with homicide, conspiracy and robbery.

Police identified Green and McGuire through security footage from the bar, originally releasing their photographs Friday and identifying them as possible witnesses.

According to a criminal complaint, a witness from the bar reported seeing a man in a reflective vest jump on Nesbitt's back during the security guard's struggle with Scott. Police said the witness reported driving away to get help, at which time Green shot out a window of the car, stating “So you're trying to run up on us.”

The first witness, as well as a second, both identified Green in a photo array, police said. Police then matched that photo to an image of Green taken from security footage.

According to the complaint, surveillance footage shows McGuire attempting to pull Nesbitt off of Scott and kick a gun out of Nesbitt's reach. A witness identified McGuire in a photo array, and police matched the photo to security footage of McGuire.

Brackney said police consider McGuire armed and dangerous, and anyone who encounters him is asked to call 911.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mguza@tribweb.com.

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