Mt. Oliver man killed in Knoxville shooting

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A Mt. Oliver man died after he was shot several times inside a Knoxville home early this morning.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man as 54-year-old Roger Griffin.

Police went to a home in the 100 block of Zara Street about 4:25 a.m. for a report that someone had been shot.

Police investigating fatal shooting in Knoxville

A man identified as 54-year-old Roger Griffin of Mt. Oliver was fatally shot inside a Knoxville home early today. Police are investigating. (Video by Darrell Sapp; 5/17/2013)

When police and paramedics walked inside the home, they found Mr. Griffin unconscious in the kitchen, homicide Sgt. Timothy Westwood said in a press release.

Mr. Griffin had been shot several times in the upper portion of his body and was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy about a half hour later.

"The motive is unknown at this time and no arrests have been made," Sgt. Westwood said.

Pittsburgh police asked anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 412-323-7161.

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Liz Navratil: and on Twitter: @liznavratil. First Published May 17, 2013 11:15 AM


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