Shocking Arrest Made in Connection to North Side Shooting!

Shocking Arrest Made in Connection to North Side Shooting!

On Wednesday, a man was taken into custody in Central Pennsylvania in connection with a February shooting death on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Police in Pittsburgh say that Aaron Smith, 29, is charged with killing a man with a gun on Feb. 5 in the 600 block of Chautauqua Street.

Rasul Abdullah Aquil Jr., who was 23 years old, was shot in the head and found in a car. He was taken to a local hospital, but the Allegheny County Medical Examiner says that he died there.

Court documents say that to link Smith to the shooting, police used video surveillance from the area where the shooting happened, cell phone records, interviews with witnesses, and a search warrant on a car seen in the area.

They said that before the shooting, two people wearing ski masks and all black clothes were seen getting into a car with Aquil. Police say that the person who gets into the back seat leaves, and a few minutes later, the person who was in the front seat also leaves. Then, 911 began getting calls saying that someone had just been shot on Chautauqua Street.

In Altoona on Wednesday, Smith was taken into custody without any trouble.

Smith is accused of murder, having a gun when he shouldn’t have one, carrying a gun without a license, and plotting to kill someone.

The police will take him to the Allegheny County Jail.

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