Man arrested in New Year's Eve shooting in McKeesport
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The man police say shot four people at a New Year's Eve party in McKeesport was arrested today, according to the U.S. marshals fugitive task force of Western Pennsylvania.
Julian L. Sims, 20, is charged with attempted criminal homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of reckless endangerment and firearms violations.
Mr. Sims was arrested around 4:30 p.m. in Braddock, police said.
McKeesport police were called to the 1500 block of Versailles Avenue about 3:10 a.m. Jan. 1. Sgt. Scott Scherer of the county police homicide unit said the homeowner -- who KDKA-TV identified as Gabriel Patterson -- saw three men he did not recognize in his home as the New Year's party was ending. When he asked them to leave, one pulled a gun and fired shots, police said.
One man shot in the abdomen, and two men and a woman suffered minor injuries to their lower extremities, police said. The homeowner was not among those shot.
Mr. Sims had bench warrants for previous gun charges and was on the Allegheny County Sheriff's list of offenders most wanted for firearm related crimes.
First Published January 17, 2013 6:20 pm