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1 Person Killed In Early Morning Shooting In Avalon

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Allegheny County Police have arrested a suspect after launching a homicide investigation in Avalon.

Police say a man was found dead inside a home on Prospect Street around 12:45 this morning.

They say he suffered several gunshot wounds.

Police accuse Samuel Lee Tolfa, 32, of Hopewell of being the shooter.

Tolfa reportedly fled from police when they went to arrest him but has since been taken into custody.

He is facing potential charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, carrying a firearm without a license and fleeing to elude.

He is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

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