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North Side Shelter Employee Fatally Shot

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Police have arrested a man after a Northside Common Ministries employee was shot and killed.

Pittsburgh Police say the incident happened around 3:20 a.m. on Brighton Road.

Police say they arrived on scene to find a 57-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. They've identified this man as Sheldon Stoudemire.

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They say a man shot through a glass door at the Northside Common Ministries, injuring Stoudemire, an employee, when he came to answer the door.

According to their investigation, Stoudemire was shot when he denied the shooter entry.

The man reportedly fled from the scene and discarded two guns, which police say they recovered.

The director of Northside Common Ministries, Jay Poliziania, says the victim "really cared about the community and about the people that we serve."

He says the victim left behind a wife and he knows it must be a difficult day for them, as it's a great loss to Northside Common Ministries.

"We are very close to each other and we know each other very well," Poliziania says.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide.

They have identified him as Gerald Adams, 19.

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Adams was seen being taken out of police headquarters and put into the police van.

"I don't know nothing man," he says. "Threw me out of that cell. I got a little one on the way."

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He was heard saying: "I never shot nobody...can't be doing me like that."

Chris Hoffman reports that's all he said as he was taken out of police headquarters after questioning. The suspect will face charges in the homicide.

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