A 21-year-old man living in Pittsburgh according to the Pittsburgh Police Department confessed to the crime of shooting his former neighbour. He even confessed that he had attempted but failed to kill that neighbour two other times.
On October 22, Sunday, the Pittsburgh police department reportedly found a car parked with the engine still running along with music. According to the complaint obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the window of the mentioned car was open and one could see the blood on the front passenger seat.
On further inspection, the police noticed the apparent damage made by a bullet on the passenger door and found a man in the driver’s seat of the car. The man had a gunshot wound on his head as well as shoulder. He was later identified to be Joseph Sees Jr. (aged 29 years.) When the medics transported him to the hospital, he was announced dead.
At the crime scene, the investigators found three 9 mm casings as well as a 9 mm live bullet. In addition to this police also found one black and one gold jacket soaked in blood.
After three days of investigation, the Pittsburgh police arrested Joshua Short on multiple charges aside from the victim’s death. These include burglary, violation of the Firearms Act, aggravated assault, criminal assault, and theft by unlawful taking. The last charge was concerning his stealing a car on Oct 25, the day of his arrest.
He was found in the back of the Mercedez Banz which was reported as stolen. When caught, he seemed ready to flee but in the end, cooperated with the police.
Short, confessed having tried to kill Sees two times previously. On Oct 21, during his third attempt, he tried to break into Sees’ house by placing a ladder against his house but fled after Sees called 911. The next day he shot Sees in the head on Sheffield Street by an abandoned handgun he found in his house. On asking his intent for murder, Short said he and Sees had some ‘ongoing issues.’