16-year-old boy charged in shooting of convenience store employee in Pittsburgh’s South Side

Pittsburgh police have arrested a teenage boy in connection to the shooting of a convenience store employee on the city’s South Side earlier in February.

Delvon Dobbins, 16, was arrested on the 1600 block of Morningside Avenue on Tuesday morning without incident. Only Channel 11 was there when Dobbins was walked into Pittsburgh Police Headquarters after being taken into custody.

His charges stem from the shooting of a convenience store employee at the intersection of 22nd and East Carson Street on Feb. 3. Police say the victim was taking out the trash when he was shot in the chest.

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The victim said a male walked up to him and pulled out a gun, possibly a Glock, and shot him in the chest. The male then ran up South 22nd Street towards Carey Way.

The victim recognized the shooter as someone who had been in the store about a month prior.

Court documents said Dobbins was seen on surveillance footage taking a black handgun from a backpack and storing it in his jacket. Surveillance cameras also captured Dobbins fleeing towards South 21st Street.

Police say Dobbins will be charged as an adult and is facing attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and firearm charges.

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