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Second Suspect Arrested in Shooting

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty joined Pittsburgh Police today in announcing the arrest of the second suspect wanted in connection with the September 17 shootings on Duquesne's campus.

"Now with the arrest of the second shooter, Duquesne can begin to move back toward normalcy and the safety and security we have known on our campus," said Dougherty.

"This has been a tragedy within the life of the University, but the response of the community in coming to the aid and support of one another through the suffering will ultimately make Duquesne an even greater university. I'd like to thank the Pittsburgh Police, the District Attorney's Office, Allegheny County and our Campus Police for all of the personnel and resources applied to this case."

City of Pittsburgh - Bureau of Police
September 20, 2006
Second Arrest Made in Duquesne University Shooting

The second suspect wanted in connection with the September 17 shooting on the campus of Duquesne University, William Holmes, was arrested on Wednesday, September 20, at 1:40 p.m. Holmes, age 18, of Penn Hills, turned himself in to the Pittsburgh Homicide Squad at his attorney's office located on Ross Street in downtown Pittsburgh. Holmes was transported to Pittsburgh Police headquarters for processing and will be lodged at the Allegheny County Jail.

The Homicide Squad has conferred with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and they have confirmed that the charges will be amended to five counts of criminal attempt homicide, five counts of aggravated assault, one count of VUFA, and one count of criminal conspiracy at the time of the arraignment.

The investigation is continuing.

This release was posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 at 9:17 am

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