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Police: Man Shoots, Kills Stepfather After Argument Over TV

EAST CARNEGIE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after one man was shot and killed in East Carnegie early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened at a home in the 700-block of Idlewood Street around 2:30 a.m.

Police say 19-year-old Aaron Israel is charged with the death of his stepfather, 49-year-old Kevin Kirkland.

According to the police criminal complaint, Israel's mother, Maria Kirkland, asked him to change the locks on their house. Around the same time, another child living in the house moved a TV from the first floor and taken upstairs.

Later, Kevin Kirkland showed up at the house and found himself locked out. After crawling in through a window, police say Kirkland accused Israel of stealing the TV. The two argued and got into a physical altercation.

Police said eventually Israel pulled out a black gun and shot Kirkland multiple times.

Kirkland was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was later  pronounced dead.

Israel is charged with criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license.

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