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Man Killed in East Carnegie Shooting

A Beechview man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in the East Carnegie neighborhood. A Heidelberg police officer and his K9 arrested the homicide suspect after he fled the scene.

A Beechview man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in the East Carnegie neighborhood that straddles Pittsburgh, Scott Township and Green Tree.

Mileek Grissom, 23, was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m. at Mercy Hospital not long after the shooting in the 600 block of Noblestown Road, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that investigators charged 24-year-old Lamar Alston with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, evidence tampering, fleeing police and criminal attempt.

He apparently left the scene and was stopped by a and his dog.

Heidelberg police Chief Vernon Barkley said Sgt. Dennis Dixon and his German shepherd, Rocky, responded to the shooting scene to assist other officers. Rocky “tracked and apprehended” the suspect by biting him when he refused to listen to orders from police officers to put down his gun, Barkley said. He added that the suspect was taken to Allegheny County Jail.

“This is what all the training and mutual aid is about,” Barkley said.

Officers from Collier, Scott, Green Tree and Carnegie also assisted Pittsburgh police in arresting the homicide suspect.

Pittsburgh police are handling the investigation because it happened in their jurisdiction.

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trusgold June 25, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Amazing work Sgt Dixon!!! You make us all pround to have your Police force in our area. Apparently Heidelberg is small but mighty. All these larger police forces around and who captures a mrderer HEIDELBERG! Fantastic. I hope your citizens actually feel safer now, seeing what you can do in the midst of a dangerous crime. 5 Milk Bones for Rockey too! Going to send some info to the Attorney General I think he will be interested in this kind of heroic display of the the Sargent and Rocky. To Serve and Protect. You do it well Sgt!
clint eastwood June 25, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Great job by all the police
Mike Jones (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Collier, Scott, Green Tree and Carnegie also assisted Pittsburgh police in arresting the homicide suspect. The story has been updated.
don June 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
its not a game trusgold he had help you know
Regina Sharpe Lakus July 25, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Sympathies to the victim's family. Thanks and kudos to all our police officers, human and canine alike.

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