By PHILIP A. HOLMES
A Pittsburgh-area man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Williamsport on charges of shooting to death a young man during a botched robbery near the gunman's home, city police said.
City Patrolman Jason Dockey takes accused killer Frank Donte Booker to the Lycoming County Prison on Tuesday.
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Frank Donte Booker, 21, was spotted by city Patrolman Jason Dockey sitting on a front porch near Washington Boulevard and Elizabeth Street about 1:30 p.m.
City police had been tipped off to be on the lookout for the fugitive, who allegedly shot to death Calvonne Rollins on the night of May 11, just a few weeks shy of the victim's birthday.
After spotting Booker, Dockey radioed other officers of his location. Once they arrived in the area, Booker was taken into custody without incident.
Rollins was shot multiple times inside the 2000 Cadillac Escalade that he was driving, according to an affidavit filed by the Allegheny County Police Department.
Three others were in the vehicle with Rollins, including a small child, but no one else was injured, police said.
The shooting occurred in the community of Penn Hills, a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of about 40,000.
Booker was arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on charges of homicide, robbery, recklessly endangering and carrying a firearm without a license. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison without bail.