Pittsburgh man charged in Elliott shooting

November 12, 2018

A Pittsburgh man has been arrested and charged in connection with last week’s shooting in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood.

Pittsburgh police Tuesday arrested Kenneth Parker, 18, of Elliott in connection to the Oct. 20 non-fatal shooting.

Shortly before noon Saturday, the shooting victim drove himself to the Zone 6 police station in the West End and told police he had been shot by a man, police said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital and was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Police said they learned that, just before the shooting, the victim went to Bucyrus Street in Elliot to buy heroin. He was shot inside his vehicle before the transaction occurred.

Detectives obtained a search warrant, searched Parker’s home and recovered a firearm. Two witnesses identified Parker from a photo lineup, police said.

Parker is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, reckless endangerment and carrying a firearm without a license.

A preliminary hearing on the charges hadn’t been scheduled as of Wednesday.

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