Police make arrest in killing of Beltzhoover man
October 3, 2017
The Pittsburgh Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested a man for the July 24 homicide of 23-year-old Raheem D. Porter of Beltzhoover After a nearly two-month investigation.
The investigation identified 19-year-old Dion Jackson from Garfield as the individual who shot two men as they drove a white Chevy Equinox in the East End of the city. 9-1-1 callers reported seeing the vehicle speeding inbound along Butler Street before making a left onto 44th Street.
The car stopped in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's emergency entrance. It's two occupants had multiple gunshot wounds. Porter was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The other man, a 21-year-old, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and continues to recover from his injuries. Police determined the shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Woodbine Street in Stanton Heights.
Jackson's charges include criminal homicide, criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, persons not to possess a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license.