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Carrick man arrested for fatal shooting on Copperfield Ave.


Derek Vasos

Zone 3 Officers on patrol in Carrick on February 5 heard one gun shot at approximately 3:09 a.m.

Shortly thereafter, information was received that a man was shot in the 200 block of Cooperfield Avenue. Officers responded and found Donald Ketter, Jr. in the street.

Paramedics transported Ketter to UPMC Mercy where he was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m.

According to police, Ketter was walking along Copperfield when he got into a confrontation with a passenger in a ride share vehicle. After that the passenger, identified as Derek Vasos, 37, of Carrick, made the driver flee the scene.

A description of the vehicle was broadcast over the radio and officers located the vehicle before it could get away. Vasos has been arrested.


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