Mt. Lebanon man shot to death through Lawrenceville apartment door

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A man killed Thursday night in the hallway of a Lawrenceville apartment building was shot through the door of a unit used as a recording studio, Pittsburgh police said today.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Solomon T. Burton, 25, of Mt. Lebanon.

Mr. Burton was shot multiple times around 9:45 p.m. at 4741 Butler St. and died a short time later at the scene.

A handgun was found lying on the ground outside of the apartment, Pittsburgh police said.

Mr. Burton tried to enter the apartment when he was shot in the chest, police said.

Several people were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting. Police interviewed four of them. They were released.

Police said other people were inside the studio but fled before police arrived.

Anyone with information can call the homicide squad at (412) 323-7161. mobilehome - neigh_city - breaking - neigh_south

Jonathan D. Silver: jsilver@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1962. First Published November 30, 2012 4:15 AM


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