2nd man arrested in killing of Art Institute student

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County police arrested a second man today in the slaying of Malachi Urbini, an Art Institute student who was found fatally shot in a McKees Rocks alley early Sunday.

Shilee Dixson, 17, of McKees Rocks, was taken into custody today and was awaiting arraignment on charges of homicide, robbery, conspiracy and firearms violations. Another McKees Rocks man, 19-year-old Taivon Cunningham, was arrested Monday on charges of homicide, robbery and conspiracy.

County police said a witness told them that Mr. Urbini met with Mr. Cunningham, who he knew as "Tay," and traded his iPod for six stamp bags of heroin. Later, in a phone call, the two agreed to meet in Derby Alley so Mr. Urbini could trade his iPad II for 20 stamp bags of heroin. The witness went with Mr. Urbini and saw him walk down the alley, then heard shots fired. Mr. Urbini was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his trunk and later died at Allegheny General Hospital.


Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com or 412-263-2533.


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