Pittsburgh man who saved stabbing victim gunned down

January 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man credited with saving a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed at a Target store in March has been gunned down, apparently with an AK-47 or other assault-type weapon.

Pittsburgh police say 37-year-old Hosea Davis was shot at least 16 times before he was found dead about 12:45 p.m. Monday. Police continued searching for the gunman on Tuesday and say it appears Davis was chased toward the alley where he was found slain, and was reportedly shot several times after he was already down.

Davis, who had a history of gun and drug convictions, was nonetheless credited with saving 16-year-old Allison Meadows when a homeless man stabbed her and three other people at the store in the city’s East Liberty section on March 25.



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