A Garfield man admitted to participating in an armed robbery in East Liberty yesterday in which his partner was killed by a shotgun blast, according to court papers.
Reshawn Gibson, 20, is in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary and conspiracy in connection with a home invasion at 300 North Negley Avenue.
Mr. Gibson told police that his accomplice, Shawn Davis, 18, of Duquesne, was armed with a handgun when the two of them burst into the apartment at about 3 a.m.
According to an affidavit, one of the occupants of the residence, identified as Devele Reid, shot and killed Mr. Davis with a shotgun.
After the shooting, Mr. Gibson jumped through a bedroom window and tried to run, but police caught him.
Police have not charged Mr. Reid, who was visiting the apartment with another man. Detectives are reviewing the case with the district attorney's office to determine if he will be charged.