PITTSBURGH, PA – The second and final suspect in the July 25 fatal shooting of Lamar Thomas in his barbershop on Stayton Street in Marshall-Shadeland has turned himself.
On July 29, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police announced that Javahn Devonte Griffin, 22, had been arrested and that a warrant had been issued for Keith Payne,19. Now Payne has been transported to the Allegheny County Jail. Both men are from the Hill District.
A witness with both men told police he went into Thomas’ shop to negotiate a price on K2, a type of synthetic marijuana, when the suspects entered the shop and robbed Thomas. At one point, the witness tells police that Griffin told Payne to shoot Thomas if he moved _ shortly before a shot was fired.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Payne, who faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 12.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.