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Hill District man charged with shooting basketball star surrenders

Kevin Gorman
| Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The man suspected of shooting Aliquippa High School basketball star Herb Pope surrendered this morning, police said.

Marcus Cleaster Longmire, 19, of the Bedford Dwellings section of the Hill District, turned himself in at 2 a.m. at the Beaver County Jail, Aliquippa Det. Sgt. Don Couch said.

Longmire is charged with attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and a firearms violation in the shooting of Pope, 18, who was wounded four times early Saturday morning outside a party in Aliquippa.

Longmire was arraigned at 6 a.m. by District Magistrate Joseph Schafer, with a $500,000 straight cash bond, Couch said. A preliminary hearing has been set for 10 a.m. April 10 at the Beaver County Courthouse.

Pope is recovering from surgery at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland.

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