DA: Man won’t be charged with homicide in teen’s death

October 31, 2017

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man won’t face a homicide charge in the shooting death of a teenager near a suburban Pittsburgh middle school earlier this year.

The Allegheny County district attorney’s office said the 23-year-old was justified in firing at 16-year-old Deven Holloway on March 28 in a parking lot near Linton Middle School in Penn Hills.

Defense attorney Phil DiLucente said his client was there to play basketball and was defending himself from Holloway, who officials said was a student in the Penn Hills school district but didn’t attend the school.

DiLucente declined comment on charges of possession of a firearm on school property and evidence-tampering against his client but added “there needs to be some changes made to the law on who can have a gun on school property

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