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Police: 16-Year-Old Arrested In Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old In McKeesport

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MCKEESPORT (KDKA) -- A teen was shot and killed overnight in McKeesport.

Allegheny County Police say the 18-year-old was found on Soles Street just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Dontae McKenith was pronounced dead at the scene.

1200 block Soles street McKeesport
(Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA Photojournalist)

During an investigation, police say they found evidence that Dontae McKenith and 16-year-old Phillip Payne were handling a handgun.

Payne allegedly then turned the gun on McKenith and shot him.

Police accuse Payne of fleeing the crime scene originally, but that he later turned himself in to authorities around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Phillip Payne
(Courtesy: Allegheny County)

He is facing charges of Criminal Homicide and Firearm Offenses and will be held at the Allegheny County Jail.

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