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Man shot dead in alleged deal

on May 20, 2013 10:29 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged two men in a shooting death that investigators say occurred during an attempted heroin transaction.

Police said a witness told investigators that 54-year-old Roger Griffin was talking about the drug buy with the two suspects in a home in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The witness told investigators that the two drew guns and the victim was robbed and then shot shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Khamal Fooks, 18, and Rayshon Shields, 21, are charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy, and Fooks is also charged with a firearms crime.

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