Pittsburgh police make fifth arrest in connection with July shooting in Greenfield

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Pittsburgh police have arrested a fourth man in connection with a July shooting that left a man critically wounded in Greenfield.

Cody Caterino, 20, of Lincoln Place, was arraigned Thursday night on charges that he shot Diallo Mitchell Jr., lodging a bullet into his back and likely leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Officers previously arrested three men who they said accompanied Mr. Caterino at the time of the shooting and the mother of two of the suspects, who they said tried to burn a gun shortly after the shooting.

Diallo and several of his friends from West Mifflin High School were hanging out the night of July 20 when they decided to drive to Greenfield to meet two girls who were going to take them to a party, according to a criminal complaint.

When they stopped the car near the intersection of Connor and Stanley streets about 2 a.m., four men in a tan Nissan Maxima passed by, parked and got out of the car.

Police said Brian Kelly, 20, of Greenfield waived a handgun while asking Diallo and his friends where they were from. Mr. Kelly's twin brother, Ryan Kelly, and Connor Haney, 19, also of Greenfield, stood behind him while he passed the gun to Mr. Caterino, police said.

Diallo and some of his friends jumped in the car they had been riding in and tried to drive away. They heard gunshots and Diallo screamed that he'd been shot, police wrote.

Mr. Caterino faces charges of attempted homicide, conspiracy, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and a gun violation.

The other men face similar charges.

Mr. Haney faces a charge for wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

Margaret Mannion, the mother of the Kelly twins, was arrested shortly after the shooting after Pittsburgh police said they spotted her trying to burn the handle of a gun on her stove.

She and her sons live about a block away from the shooting scene.


Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1438. Twitter: @LizNavratil.


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