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January 03, 2013

Police Beat: Two Sought in Separate Incidents

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McKeesport police and Allegheny County homicide detectives are seeking suspects in two separate shooting incidents in the city.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Dashawn Shaquiell Reid, 19, in connection with the Dec. 6 murder of Jesse Thornton. Thornton was shot at the Hi-View Gardens apartment complex.

Police described Reid as a black male, approximately 5-feet-8 and 140 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. Anyone with information was asked to call Allegheny County police at (412) 473-3000 or city police at (412) 675-5015.

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Separately, police announced they are looking for 20-year-old Julian Sims in connection with a shooting at a home on Versailles Avenue early on Jan. 1.

Sims is described by police as a black male, approximately 5-feet-7 inches and 145 pounds, with a light complexion, freckles and a large tattoo on his neck that reads "Bridgette."

Police have identified Sims as the man suspected of shooting four people at a New Year's Eve party. He is charged with attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and related firearms violations.

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