State police have opened a homicide investigation into the early morning death of a man shot outside a home in the village of Yukon, Westmoreland County. The coroner's office said Melvin Grazetti Jr., 40, was pronounced dead at the scene on Kirshner Lane shortly after 5:40 a.m. Saturday.
Grazetti was shot by "a known person" as he tried to "forcibly enter the residence" at about 3:30 a.m., police said in a statement. A shotgun was used to fire the shot that killed Grazetti, according to the coroner's report.
Police have not publicly identified the shooter while the investigation continues.
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