- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two more suspects in the drug-related shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa’s uncle in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant.

Paul “Los” Sanders Jr., of Wilkinsburg, and Michael Wolford, of Braddock, both 20, both face a preliminary hearing Feb. 6.

They were arrested Wednesday night and immediately jailed without bond on criminal homicide and other charges in the Jan. 8 shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter.

The two suspects were tracked to an apartment in Wilmerding, another suburb, by the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. Once there, investigators found an unspecified amount of crack cocaine and digital scales, which were also seized and resulted in additional drug possession charges against the men.

They’re also charged with criminal homicide, robbery, and conspiracy along with 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, who surrendered last week in the shooting in the Steak ‘n Shake parking lot in suburban Munhall.

Khalifa tweeted after the killing about Porter, saying, “My uncle was younger and more levelheaded than all of us. I would have never seen this happening in a million years.”

Allegheny County homicide detectives believe Porter was in a car with Young and one of the two suspects arrested Wednesday, planning to sell heroin to Young, when he was instead shot in the head. The criminal complaints don’t specify who did that, but because all three suspects were involved in the alleged robbery - one allegedly drove a car from the scene, carrying Young and the gunman - all three were charged in the related killing.

According to court documents, Porter had agreed to sell the drugs to Young who put away his money and told Porter, “Let us get this one for free.” Young allegedly pulled a gun on Porter as he said that, while one of the other suspects also pointed a gun at Porter’s face before shooting him in the head even though Porter reportedly surrendered the drugs, saying “Go ahead, bro, take it.”

A friend of Porter’s was also in the car and witnessed the shooting, according to court documents.

Court records don’t list attorneys for the suspects arrested Wednesday. They face a preliminary hearing Feb. 6.



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