Police issue warrant in death of Swissvale teen


SWISSVALE, Pa. - Allegheny County police have charged a man with the deadly shooting of a teen at a Swissvale playground. 

Police have issued a warrant for William Smoot, 19, who is accused of shooting 17-year-old Vallen Davies.

Davies, a student at Woodland Hills High School, was found shot several times in Collingwood Park in May.  He died at the scene. 

Submitted by victim's mother


According to the criminal complaint, Smoot met Davies in the park for a drug deal when the shooting happened. 

Smoot is facing several charges, including criminal homicide.   

Anyone with information about Smoot's whereabouts is asked to call Allegheny County police.  


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