Police offer reward for help finding McKees Rocks homicide suspect

Pittsburgh police are asking for help in locating a homicide suspect who they consider armed and dangerous, Lt. Daniel Herrmann said.

A warrant was obtained July 7 for Zachary Threats, 36, of McKees Rocks, who is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold at a Homewood cook-out on the Fourth of July.

Mr. Arnold was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street on July 4 when he went inside the kitchen. He had "just turned around" when a man walked through the back door, shot him twice and then ran out the front door, police wrote in a criminal complaint. Mr. Arnold died at the scene.

Mr. Threats faces charges of homicide, burglary and carrying a gun without a license.

He is a dark-skinned black man, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 270 pounds, the lieutenant said. He is known to frequent Northview Heights and Sandusky Court on the North Side, as well as areas in the East End and McKees Rocks, according to police.

Anyone with information on Mr. Threats is asked to call 911.

The U.S. Marshals' Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is offering a $1,000 reward to the person responsible for his capture and can be contacted at 412-422-GRAB (4722).

First Published August 4, 2014 12:00 AM


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