2 men arrested for Ward homicide


A man was found dead on Ward Street in South Oakland Monday afternoon. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

City police arrested two men for the death of the man found on the 3200 block of Ward Street Monday afternoon.

The men in custody are 21-year-old Velmon Dowling and 22-year-old Shayne Andrew Craighead. Both are from Pittsburgh and have been charged with criminal homicide.

Police have identified the victim as Hasan Ishmael Abdul-Rabb. In a press release, Pittsburgh police spokesperson Alicia George said Abdul-Rabb was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound at approximately 5:21 p.m. Monday.  

George also said the community is safe, and the incident was a matter involving the victim and those involved.