Sheraden man sought in 2016 homicide
Pittsburgh police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in the 2016 shooting of a teenager in Sheraden.
Emere Mason, 18, of Sheraden was charged Tuesday with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license. Police said he shot 17-year-old Rashawn “Ray Ray” Gibsonin the 2700 block of Glen MawrStreet on Dec. 20.
Detectives searching the area after the shooting said they found Mr. Mason and an unnamed witness inside an abandoned house in the 2700 block of Zephyr Avenue, according to a criminal complaint.
The witness told investigators that he and Mr. Mason were walking around the neighborhood when they saw Rashawn. The witness said he left for a short time and returned to find Mr. Mason and Rashawn standing face to face at the intersection of Glen Mawr Street and Narcissus Avenue.
Mr. Mason told the witness that he and Rashawn were going to fight, according to the complaint. The witness told investigators he ran away when he saw Mr. Mason pull a gun from his waistband.
The witness said he heard a shot and turned to see Mr. Mason and Rashawn still facing each other. He said he decided again to run, then heard anothershot. The witness returned to the house on Zephyr Avenue, and Mr. Mason showed up a short time later, according to the complaint. The witness asked Mr. Mason if he had shot Rashawn, and Mr. Mason said he thought he did.
Mr. Mason and the witness remained in the house until the detectives found them, the complaint said. Mr. Mason remained at large late Tuesday.