3 men charged in slaying of infant struck by stray bullet

PITTSBURGH - Three men have been charged with homicide in the shooting death of an infant who was struck by a stray bullet that went into his family's apartment during a shootout on a Pittsburgh street, authorities announced Friday.

Andre Crawford, 29, of McKeesport, and Devon Thompson, 36, and Marvin Hill Jr., 41, both of Spring Hill, were at the Three Rivers Manor apartment complex when they opened fire on Aug. 24, Pittsburgh police said. Authorities have not said was sparked the shootout, but said numerous rounds were fired.

Zykier Young was sleeping in his family’s apartment when he was struck in the head by a bullet that travelled through two walls before it hit him, authorities said. The year-old boy was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there several hours later.

No other injuries were reported in the shootout.

Besides the homicide charge, Crawford was also charged with attempted homicide and a weapons offence. He and Hill were in custody Friday, authorities said, and an arrest warrant has been issued for Thompson.

Hill was already being held at the Allegheny County Jail on unrelated outstanding warrants. It wasn't known if he or Crawford have retained an attorney.


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