Police seek man in McKeesport killing

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Allegheny County homicide detectives announced today that they have a suspect in a McKeesport homicide.

Police have obtained a warrant to arrest Dashawn Reid, 19, in connection with the shooting death of Jesse Thornton, 23, of McKeesport.

Police found Mr. Thornton with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso inside Building 733 of the Hi View Garden Apartments on Dec. 6. He died in a hospital several days later.

Homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said Mr. Reid, a black man with a "medium complexion," is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has ties to Duquesne, Carrick, the West End and McKees Rocks.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call county homicide detectives at 412-473-1300. Anyone who spots him is asked to call 911.

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