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Teen surrenders in shooting of Wiz Khalifa's uncle

Friday, January 10, 2014
Recording artist Wiz Khalifa performs onstage during filming of SKEE Live on Tuesday November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Recording artist Wiz Khalifa performs onstage during filming of SKEE Live on Tuesday November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Police have identified the suspect who has surrendered in the shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa's uncle in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant.

Police say 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the Wednesday night shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter.

Porter, of Pittsburgh, was parked in a Steak 'n Shake parking lot in suburban Munhall when he was shot. He died at a hospital Thursday.

Allegheny County homicide detectives believe Porter planned to sell heroin to Young and another still-unidentified suspect when he was, instead, shot in the head.

Khalifa has tweeted that his "uncle was younger and more level-headed than all of us."

Young denied involvement to reporters as he was taken into custody.

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