MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) -- A man is dead after police say he was gunned down inside a car in McKeesport while several people were heading home from their shift at the Wendy's in White Oak.
Tyrique Simmons, 21, is at the Allegheny County Jail waiting to be arraigned on multiple charges including criminal homicide and stalking. Police say he's accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend before allegedly shooting and killing a man, then turning himself in.
McKeesport police were initially called just after 12:30 a.m. to Union Avenue following a ShotSpotter alert. At the scene, officers discovered spent shell casings. Just a few minutes later, 911 operators were notified of a car that had crashed into a building along Walnut Street in Versailles Borough at 12:41 a.m.
Police say a 19-year-old manager at Wendy's in White Oak was driving three of her co-workers home, including the shooting victim, 20-year-old Ibrahim Diallo, who was also a manager at the restaurant.
She told investigators she noticed Simmons following her. She managed to drop off two of her coworkers before she says Simmons drove into the back of her vehicle multiple times, then got out and fired three shots at her and Diallo. She lost control and crashed into the side of a salon on Walnut Street in Versailles Borough.
Just after 1 a.m., Allegheny County police say 21-year-old Tyrique Simmons from McKeesport turned himself in to White Oak police.
"He contacted 911, pulled into the White Oak police station and was taken into custody," Lt. Venerando Costa said. "It happens on occasion. It's not that common but it occurs."
While on the phone to 911 dispatchers, Simmons said he wanted to surrender to police "because he had shot someone." He said he was feeling depressed because his girlfriend was seeing someone else, according to the criminal complaint.
Simmons is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, stalking and recklessly endangering another person. He is being held at the Allegheny County Jail.
"It woke me up sometime this morning. It was 2:30 or 3:30, something like that. Bam, bam, bam," said Glen Jackson.
Jackson showed KDKA the glass left behind after he heard gunshots near his home on Union Avenue in McKeesport.
Rose Salinger lives near the crash site.
"A guy turned himself in after that. I wonder why he did that in the first place," said Salinger. "It doesn't make you feel good, knowing someone got shot that close and also just the thought of him being killed for what reason, who knows."
An employee at the Wendy's drive-thru told KDKA off-camera that Diallo was just promoted to manager on Tuesday. He's worked there for at least a year and is originally from Senegal in West Africa.
Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
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