Arrest Warrant Issued for Homicide in Pitcairn

Pitcairn Borough, Allegheny County – On April 7, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Pitcairn Police responded to the area of 800 Broadway Boulevard for a female stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the female victim on a porch on Hillside Avenue bleeding from her chest.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Pitcairn Police requested the investigating assistance of the Homicide Unit. Detectives from the Allegheny County Police responded and conducted an investigation. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined the victim was involved in an argument with her boyfriend Derrick A.
Avant. Avant stabbed the victim and fled the area.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Derrick A. Avant for criminal homicide. He is described as a black male, 59 years of age, 5’9” tall and weighing 140 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and missing most of his front teeth. He is known to the Pitcairn Police and believed to be in the general Pitcairn area.

Anyone sighting Avant should call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477);
callers can remain anonymous. Detectives can also be reached via the department’s social media sites.