A North Homewood teenager who police said killed a man in a botched drug robbery outside a Penn Hills McDonald's surrendered to police tonight.
Akeem Willie, 15, faces charges including homicide, robbery, reckless endangerment and conspiracy in connection with the Wednesday slaying of 18-year-old Dalyn Jones.
Police said Mr. Jones died over about a half-ounce of hydroponic marijuana worth just $200 on the street.
Police said Mr. Jones was a passenger in a car outside the McDonald's Frankstown Road restaurant about 5:30 p.m. when Akeem and another man got into the backseat. Soon, police said, Akeem, sitting behind Mr. Jones, pulled a silver handgun from his waistband and told the victims to give up their valuables. When Mr. Jones hesitated, police said, Akeem pistol-whipped and shot him, first from behind while the two were seated in the car. Mr. Jones got out and swapped fire with Akeem until he collapsed on the sidewalk outside the restaurant. He had four bullet wounds in his torso.
Akeem surrendered tonight at Allegheny County police headquarters in Point Breeze. Detectives are still seeking Akeem's unidentified accomplice.
Sadie Gurman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1878.