Suspect waives right to preliminary hearing in Arnold homicide


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New Kensington, Pa. – Allen Duwayne Herring, age 32 of Braddock arrived early Monday morning at Judge Frank Pallone’s court by way of Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office to face a preliminary hearing in the June 28th shooting death of Gregory Wynkoop, age 35 of East Franklin Township.

According to the police criminal complaint, Arnold Police received a call for shots fired in the area of Woodmont and Taylor Avenue in Arnold. Police responded to a back yard in Kenva Alley to find the victim had wrecked into the rear of a house at 1514 Woodmont Avenue. The victim’s wallet and two cell phones were found nearby a white KIA.

Wynkoop was transported by New Kensington EMS to Allegheny Valley hospital and was later pronounced dead about 7:18 pm. An autopsy revealed Wynkoop died from a gunshot wound(s).

Wynkoop was allegedly in Arnold to buy crack cocaine and gave a woman $70 to arrange the drug buy. The woman and another female allegedly went to Herring and told him about the white Kia and the victim having a lot of money.

While the females and Wynkoop were riding around on the Arnold Hill, Herring instructed them to drive down North Street and pull into Kenva Alley. Herring got into the vehicle and then told Wynkoop to pull into the gravel lot off the alley on the Woodmont side of the alley.


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Subsequently, Herring met with the two females and advised the girls that he shot Wynkoop while they were wrestling for a gun while he was robbing him.

At today’s hearing – charges were waived to the Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court. Herring was returned to the Westmoreland County Jail.

Herring Charges in this incident:

H1 Criminal Homicide 06/28/2019 Waived for Court
2 18 § 3701 §§ A1V F1 Robbery-Take Property Fr Other/Force 06/28/2019 Waived for Court
3 18 § 903 F1 Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property Fr Other/Force 06/28/2019 Waived for Court
4 18 § 6105 §§ A1 F1 Possession Of Firearm Prohibited 06/28/2019 Waived for Court
5 18 § 6106 §§ A1 F3 Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License