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Homicide Suspect Found in Wilkinsburg Basement

A Hill District man was arrested in Wilkinsburg Thursday.

A man from the Hill District accused of shooting and killing a man in McKeesport earlier this year was found in a Wilkinsburg basement on Thursday.

Homicide suspect Mark Leonard, 32, was found hiding in the basement of a residence in the 1200 block of Morrow Street at approximately 9:40 a.m.

According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals, he was found trying to secrete himself above furnace duct work in an attempt to get away from police. U.S. Marshals found him and arrested him. Wilkinsburg police officers assisted.

Allegheny County Police charged Leonard with criminal homicide and several firearms offenses for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 11 shooting death of Jayemond Bailey inside the Street Stars Bar in McKeesport.

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