Man arraigned after confessing to shooting

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A Bluff man has been charged with attempted homicide after Pittsburgh police said he wrote a letter to a detective confessing to a shooting last year.

Timothy Wynn, 21, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy and other crimes.

Pittsburgh police said in a criminal complaint that Mr. Wynn wrote a letter to a detective earlier this month and then agreed to an interview.

During the interview, Mr. Wynn told police that he and two friends — whom he refused to name — were in a parking lot near Crucible Street April 19, 2012, when a man named Michael Thomas walked past and rudely asked, “What’s up?”

Mr. Wynn told police, according to the complaint, that he didn’t like the way Mr. Thomas responded when Mr. Wynn asked where he was from so “I felt some kind of way.”

Mr. Wynn told police he pointed the gun at Mr. Thomas, ordered him to the ground, stole his Chicago Bulls hat and wallet and then shot Mr. Thomas and ran away.

Two others — Deron Taylor, 29, and Andrew Howard, 21 — were also charged in connection with the shooting. Both are awaiting trial, according to online court records.


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