18-year-old arrested in New Kensington murder, police still looking for teenage suspect – WPXI

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Police have arrested a man they say is connected to the July 3 fatal shooting of Jason Raiford in New Kensington in broad daylight.

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The shooting happened Sunday outside Valley Royal Court on 5th Avenue.

The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s office said Raiford was shot and killed in an apparently senseless act of violence.

Five teenagers and two adults, aged between 14 and 18, have been charged with murder.

Amir Kennedy, 14, was the first teenager charged as an adult. The others include Da’Monte Brooks, 15; Elijah Gary, 18; Jonathan Felder, 17; Grandpa Molter, 15; Braedon Dickinson, 14; and Raquan Carpenter, 18.

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U.S. Marshals took Gary into custody without incident Monday in Wilkinsburg, according to a news release from the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office. Dickinson, Felder, Kennedy, Molter and Carpenter have also been arrested.

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Police are still searching for Brooks, of Uniontown, the release said. Officials said he also goes by the name “Bud.”

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“He should be considered dangerous and may be armed, so we ask the public to remain vigilant,” Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said in a statement. He also thanked law enforcement and those who helped with the investigation.

The statement also said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with knowledge of Brooks’ whereabouts should immediately contact 911 or the New Kensington Police Department at (724) 339-7534, the district attorney’s office said.

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