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Homestead Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Shooting at Munhall Club

November 22, 2013

PITTSBURGH – Edward Cook, 26, a Homestead resident, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 years of imprisonment after pleading guilty to violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. This term of imprisonment is to be followed by five years of federal supervised release. United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Aug. 12, 2012, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Cook discharged a firearm in furtherance of a one kilogram or more heroin trafficking conspiracy. The shooting to which Cook pled guilty took place at Club Pink, a club in Munhall, Pa.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government. U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, McKeesport Police Department, Munhall Police Department and the West Homestead Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution and sentencing of Edward Cook.

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