Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EAST/CITY/SOUTH [Derived Headline] [Corrected 10/28/13]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EAST/CITY/SOUTH [Derived Headline] [Corrected 10/28/13]

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Police search for suspect in Swissvale shooting death

Allegheny County police announced Wednesday they obtained a warrant for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife's boyfriend in Swissvale last month.

David Edick, 27, of Brookline faces charges of burglary and homicide in the Aug. 31 shooting death of Ryan Beal, 27, inside the Duquesne Avenue apartment Mr. Beal shared with his girlfriend.

Allegheny County homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said police suspect Mr. Edick might have left the state.

Police suspect Mr. Edick broke into the apartment, fought with Mr. Beal and shot him four times -- in the face, chest and leg -- according to a criminal complaint. Mr. Edick's girlfriend was not home at the time. Neighbors found Mr. Beal lying on the staircase leading to his apartment about 6 a.m. Aug. 31 and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Edick has family in Syracuse, N.Y., and recently lived in Brookline. He is white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes and was last seen with a beard.

Anyone who spots Mr. Edick is asked to call 911. Anyone with information about his location is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force at 412-422-4722.

Monroeville fires its demoted police chief

Former Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole, who was demoted to sergeant in February and then placed on paid administrative leave a week ago, has been terminated, Monroeville manager Lynette McKinney confirmed late Wednesday.

Sgt. Cole and the municipality have been embroiled in controversy since August 2012, when then-Assistant Chief Steven Pascarella filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights alleging a breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

The complaint alleged privileged information from 911 dispatches was sent to unauthorized individuals. A July report from a private investigator hired by Monroeville claimed the municipality's 911 dispatch center was regularly accessed by unauthorized individuals and placed ultimate responsibility on Sgt. …

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