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Man Shot & Killed While Trying To Steal Downspouts In North Braddock

NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA)-Allegheny County homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in North Braddock.

Police were called to the 1500-block of Grandview Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they discovered a Alan White, 44, of Wilkinsburg, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe White was trying to steal the aluminum downspouts from the house. The homeowner saw the suspect and called 911.

White allegedly went after the 62-year-old homeowner, who pulled out a gun and shot him.

The homeowner and another man were taken to Allegheny County Police Headquarters for questioning.

"The resident will be interviewed," Schurman said. "We will consult with the district attorney's office and turn over the findings to them, figure out what course of action to take from there."

North Braddock neighbors said these types of thefts have become all too common.

They said there was just a copper theft a street down this past weekend. Some, like Dominic Martin, are worried they could be next.

"I was actually thinking of getting a gun myself, but since we have that security house alarm I said, 'You know, but maybe I might have to do that,'" Martin said.

Allegheny County Police ask that anyone who heard or saw anything along Grandview Avenue at 1 a.m. contact them at (412)-473-1300.

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