Days after a woman forced her son to surrender for his role in the murder of Wiz Khalifa‘s 20-year-old uncle, new reports claim police are after at least one more suspect.
New reports claim Wiz’s uncle, Imani Porter, may have lost his life due to a drug deal gone wrong.
Police say 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the Wednesday night shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter. Porter, of Pittsburgh, was parked in a Steak ‘n Shake parking lot in suburban Munhall when he was shot. He died at a hospital Thursday. Allegheny County homicide detectives believe Porter planned to sell heroin to Young and another still-unidentified suspect when he was, instead, shot in the head. Young denied involvement to reporters as he was taken into custody. (ABC News)
Details of the 17-year-old suspect surfaced online early Friday (January 10).
Police have identified the suspect who has surrendered in the shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa’s uncle in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant. Police say 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the Wednesday night shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter. (Star Tribune)
The suspect’s mother made sure to speak out following his arrest.
A mother forced her son to surrender Thursday for his suspected role in a fatal drug deal at The Waterfront, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex along the Monongahela River. “It was the right thing to do,” Ronnica Sanders, 41, said, hours after her son’s arrest. “I didn’t raise my kid to be in the street. I didn’t. I raised him to be a respectable young man in the community.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
According to reports, Porter suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his head Wednesday (January 8) night.
Police are looking for at least two suspects after a shooting in the parking lot of the Steak ‘n Shake at The Waterfront on Wednesday night. The gunfire erupted around 8 p.m. Allegheny County detectives say the suspect and victim were inside the same car. Authorities say 20-year-old Imani Porter was shot in head while sitting in a car in the parking lot. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he later died. (CBS Local)
Khalifa broke the sad and unexpected news to his Twitter account this week.
“Rest in peace Imani. Your with Allah now,” Khalifa tweeted January 8.
“My uncle was younger and more level headed than all of us. I would have never seen this happening in a million years”
“God has a plan #RestWithGodImani” (Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter)
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