Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

From Pittsburgh’s KDKA.com of September 2, 2007

Police Continue Investigation Into Esplen Shooting

Police continue their investigation today following a man’s death in Esplen overnight after officials say he broke into a home with a loaded weapon.

The shooting happened just after 2:30am in the 500-block of Parson Street.

Authorities have identified the man who died as 32-year-old Charles Long, of McKees Rocks.

Police say it all started when Long began knocking on the door of West End resident, Terrence Triplett, 27, while he and his girlfriend were sleeping. Long then kicked in the front door and entered the home, officials report.

According to investigators, Triplett confronted Long, disarmed him and fired several shots.

Officials say when they arrived they found Long lying just inside the doorway. He was pronounced dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Police say neither Triplett nor his girlfriend was injured.

Investigators say Triplett has not been charged with any crime at this time, and is free on his own recognizance. Officials report that they will consult with the District Attorney’s Office to see if any charges are warranted.

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