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Police Arrest Suspect In The Murder Of Landscaping Crew Member In Penn Hills

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS (KDKA) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide in Penn Hills earlier this year.

The man is accused of killing Robert Higginbotham.

Higginbotham, 24, died after being shot on Mt. Carmel Road on June 1, 2021.

The shooting happened in the morning, and Higginbotham was part of a landscaping crew.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Tracy Carpenter, 23, on Wednesday.

Tracy Carpenter
(Photo Courtesy Allegheny County Police)

Officers arrested him without incident today at 1:15 p.m. in Plum Borough.

He is in the Allegheny County Jail.

He is facing multiple charges, including criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, among others.

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