Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fineview Driver Dies after Being Shot, Then Crashing Vehicle

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fineview Driver Dies after Being Shot, Then Crashing Vehicle

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A 27-year-old Carrick man died Friday after he was shot and his vehicle flipped in Fineview.

The shooting occurred at Henderson Street and Sandusky Court about 9:45 a.m. at the entrance to the Allegheny Dwellings public housing complex.

The victim, Dontae Thompson, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition and was rushed into surgery, but he died about 3 p.m., police said.

Investigators said the victim got into his SUV and had driven a short distance on Henderson when he was shot multiple times. His vehicle ran over a curb, into a fence and flipped.

"I was just having a conversation with him" moments before the incident, said Crystal Mitchell, 37, of Fineview, who knew the victim by his nickname "Cutt." "He's like family to me."

Ms. …

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