Wilkinsburg man sentenced to prison in 2008 shooting
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A Wilkinsburg man was sentenced to 28 to 56 years in prison this morning for a shooting in 2008.
Duwayne Dixon, 24 was found guilty earlier this year by a jury of attempted homicide, conspiracy, aggravated assault, intimidation of a witness and retaliation in a trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams III.
According to police, Dixon shot Andre Ripley twice in the head on Feb. 28, 2008, -- 10 days before Mr. Ripley was to testify against another man, Joshua Evans, for an earlier shooting in May 2007 in Ferguson Park where Ripley was struck, as well as a 3-month-old baby.
Ripley survived and identified the shooter as Mr. Dixon.
Evans pleaded guilty in December 2011 and was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison.
First Published March 12, 2013 2:55 pm